Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Things You See Along the Way: Leaving for Texas...

When we left Central Massachusetts this past Monday morning, it was 50 degrees F. and pouring rain. It was great luck for us that Massachusetts hadn't fallen into the deep freeze yet because had it been 30 degrees cooler with that precip, we probably wouldn't have been able to leave. But leave we did and managed to get almost 600 miles under our wheels before we stopped in Virginia. There was really only one snag we encountered that day. Traffic came to a complete halt in New York because of a car fire. But it only took 20 minutes for us to get going again. Meanwhile, two cars with a bunch of kids kept us entertained by throwing strawberries and goldfish at each other. They did remember to take the goldfish back in the car before they took off again.


And then there was this pooch who was more than interested in what was going on.


Mostly what we saw was a landscape that remained very grey and got progressively colder until by the time we arrived in Virginia, the temps were in the single digits.


20 comments:

Willow said...

Really great shots. The last shot looks like it belongs on a beautiful postcard !

Brian King said...

Pooch looks like he's wearing a Snuggie. LOL! Nice cold landscape!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is a stark landscape you captured! Love the photo of the pooch checking out what's going on.

Sandra said...

love the OJ on the roof and of course the pup enjoying the cold air with his blanket on.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hope you're headed someplace warm!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the dog photo! You covered a lot of ground that first day!

magda said...

Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες αγαπητή μου φίλη!!!
Πανέμορφος σκύλος και παραμυθένιο το τοπίο!!!!
Πολλά φιλιά

eileeninmd said...

I love road trips! Love the doggie shots. Wishing you safe and happy travels.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful landscape shot - broody weather.

sure as hell hope you see some whistlers! i'm afraid i'm hoarding all of them here! you might have to swing thru east of dallas!

Lynn said...

love that dog with his or her jacket slouched on his her shoulders like a teenager, great shots, wishing you happy and safe travels.

Beth Edwards said...

i wonder how long the gold fish lasted on the roof? i bet they were some cold fish. brrr!! ( :
enjoy your trip.

Barb said...

Great shots of your trip - hope the rest of the way went well.

Pamela Gordon said...

Are you home from Texas? That's a long way to drive. When I went to NYC in November of 2012 there was a car engulfed in flames on the side of the road. Scary and eerie!! I love the last photo for the lighting and the textures of the sky, farm and snow/grass fields. Beautiful! Hope you had a good trip.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A little late in reading this recent post, Barbara, but hope you waved to us here in VA as you passed through. We are on the eastern shore, so easily missed if you passed by mainland VA. Never been to Texas, but a road trip is always great fun for us.

Lydia Martin said...

Love pooch's expression..and the landscape has captured the color gray very well...

Debbie said...

Awesome captures and I too love that pooch and his curious look!!

I have seen coffee cups on the roofs of moving vehicles, I always wonder how long they last there!!

Rose said...

Good for you on the road trip! I am ready for one...been ages since we have been anywhere.

Love that last photo, though it does look so lonely!

Nicki said...

and this, my friend, is why I love 'road' trips - much more entertaining than flying (from which a week later I am still hacking a lung from some airport jungle virus -ugh!)

fun!

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