Over the past week, I spent four entire days inside a car as I travelled 2300 miles round-trip to visit friends who live along the Gulf Coast. And when I’m not driving, or reading, or gazing out the windows, I like to pick up the camera and take pictures.
These were all taken through the windows of our trusty Honda Element, which as you can see from the first shot, my husband tried to keep clean.
Early morning at a gas station south of Atlanta, Georgia. We had stopped for the night after crossing the Alabama border.
Alabama the beautiful on Easter Sunday morning.
Actually, all the states we travelled through were beautiful, as far as I could see. But Alabama in the spring – on this particular morning – was breathtaking.
The following Wednesday morning, much further north from where we were staying, tragedy hit in the form of tornadoes, leaving over 300 people dead. My heart breaks for you, Alabama.
Heading over what the locals call the Dolly Parton Bridge on I-65 outside of Mobile.
Along Route 10 in Mississippi.
Big peach along I-65 in Alabama. I believe it’s a water tower.
UPDATE: The giant peach is located along I-85 in Gaffney, South Carolina. My mind was a blur. Thanks, Jack, for pointing it out!
Along I-85 in Georgia, we passed a bus bearing our name.
Early morning in North Carolina along I-85 after staying in a Comfort Inn in Archland, near High Point.
He loves coming to the window and laying his head on my shoulder.
Giant sign outside at the headquarters of Phillip Morris USA, south of Richmond, Virginia.
I love this building that’s right along the interstate in Richmond. I looked it up and found out that it’s Main Street Station.
A better photo is here: Main Street Station
Behind an M&M nut in Virginia. I wanted to let these guys out of this car. And I want to say that the new pretzel ones are pretty dern good.
Almost home, going over the Susquehanna River in Maryland, we can see our beloved Chesapeake Bay in the distance.
Home. This is our driveway about halfway up, taken about an hour after we’d arrived when I went out for groceries. We couldn’t believe how green everything had become.
Good to be home. Hope you enjoyed my glimpses of the road between Maryland and Mississippi ~