Monday, September 13, 2010

10-4 Good Buddy!

Traveling by vehicle long distance is an interesting experience.  I spend a lot of my time looking out the window and watching the world go by.  You see a lot of interesting things off the highway.  You see a lot of interesting things on the highway.  But, we won't talk about our game of "Identify That Roadkill."

One thing I do enjoy is a silly game of "Who's Traveling with Us?"  You try to remember vehicles you pass and then see if you catch up with them again, or meet up with them at a rest stop or meal stop.  I especially enjoy the truckers.  You pass the big yellow truck with the hairy-bearded truck driver and then maybe see them again several hundred miles down the road after you've stopped for lunch.

Or maybe the couple who passes you in the brown oldsmobuick with the rack of clothes in the back.  You see a lot of those on the way to Vegas on I-40.  You pass, they pass, you stop, you catch up to them, they pass you.  It's a strange connection if only for those few miles.

Then, of course, there's the strange couple you meet at the truck-stop diner... but that's a whole other blog post...


That corgi :) said...

it does get tediuous doesn't it, driving long distances?? I love the games you play to pass the time. We were never quite that invented,LOL. We tended to look for license plates from other states.

soon you will be home


Jeanie said...

You will get to see more than the driver Veronica. My husband doesn't drive and tends to point out or remark on something during our journey when we are out and about. It can be frustrating not to be able to see what he can see. The road kill is obvious but I shall say no more except I hate to see badgers lying on the roadside.
I can imagine the vistas you will be seeing on your journey. Vast landscapes, empty roads for miles ahead and the change in the wather too.
Keep on travellng towards the sunshine. I'm sure you wont miss the snows of Buffalo this coming winter.
Jeanie xx

Claudia's thoughts said...

I read a comment that said American is covered with Interstate Highways that you can cross the whole country and see nothing by road.

ADB said...

Drive safely, and enjoy the trip - which you're doing. It is quite a transition, travelling from one end of the country to the other. In the UK, you're looking at 900 miles max; it'll be up to 5 times as much in the USA.

Marie said...

Love your heading photo!!!