Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Things You See Along the Way…

We got back from our trip to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park a couple of days ago and I have been working to get caught up with this and that.  I thought I would share with you a few things we saw along the way.

Somewhere in Pennsylvania, we got off the highway to avoid heavy traffic and passed through a town, which I believe is Pottsville, home of Yuengling beer.  Anyhow, I was taken by this doorway.  The sign above says "Grateful Thread."  Do you suppose they sold clothing or fabric?


Have you been wondering what's happened to Superman lately?  I spotted him hitching a ride somewhere in Virginia.  With the state of the world the way it is right now, I think he needs to wake up and get to work.


Once we got into Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we were dazzled by all the entertainment possibilities.  Too bad we weren't staying close to there.  I would have liked to know what that pig would have said about the state of my mind.


You know, people always have to write on things.  They just can't seem to help it.  We saw this particular graffiti on a stone wall inside The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Reminds me of my mother who used to say, "If you have kids, you can't have anything nice." Of course, she got a good crop of nice kids and, you know, she would definitely admit to that.


I think when you are traveling in the mountains and they tell you to downshift, you should do it.  Boy, I can still smell this guy's breaks.


Stopping at one of the information centers for a bathroom break, I decided to  hold my bladder and to take pictures of crows instead.  These guys were arguing with a chicken over the possession of half an apple.  I could have watched them for hours.


And all this happened before we got to our final destination.  I love being on the road.


11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the crow shot. would not want to be behind that motorhome! grateful thread is a great name for a fabric place. :)

Sandra said...

evidently the RV driver had not driven in the mountains before..i am glad that pig is not around me to read my mind, not when i am in traffic.. or seeing a cell phone in the hand of a driver. i like the doors of the Grateful thread.

Sandra said...

i did a google search and the greatful thread is a craft store.

Sandra said...

i wrote to quick, it is a craft store but it is a weaving store and they seel home made crafts to help abused women get out of their situations. http://gratefulthread.gogoego.com/

Lydia Martin said...

I like the road myself..

I'm thinking the greatful thread is a take on the rock group the grateful dead (not my cup of tea)

I'm with superman...;)

Sounds like you know how to keep entertained on the road

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

we love that area ... the Smoky Mtns are gorgeous!! can't wait to see more of your trip. happy Monday!! ( :

Gail Dixon said...

My grandparents took me to Pigeon Forge when I was a child. One of my best vacations with them. The crow image is really awesome!

Rose said...

I just looked up the Grateful Thread and it is a sewing supplies and yarn shop...according to one sight. I don't even like to think about the smell with all that smoke.

Brian King said...

Arguing with a chicken over an apple? LOL! I didn't know chickens ate apples! Nice shots!

Pamela Gordon said...

Fun road pictures! Hope you had a good trip.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I also enjoy road trip shots and these have provided plenty of my Friday Funnies photos. Sure, you can get great shots at places you are going to visit, especially the Great Smokies, but not ones like the smoking motorhome or 2 crows. The key is to be alert and never stop looking for possibilities as you already know, Barbara.