Roadway Wasteland

Full-time RVing means plenty of rest stops, sometimes overnight, in places where there isn’t much to do. At this rest area, we decided to hike the perimeter to see what treasures we might uncover.

It’s amazing what people will leave behind when they know no one is watching.

Or maybe these are things that just happened to fall off their vehicles while they were driving through…

Of course. Definitely. No doubt about it. The people who lost this didn’t realize they’d just driven away without one of their tires. Sure.

And you’ll be relieved to know I decided not to publish the photo I took of a Western Scrub Jay’s decapitated head. We’re not veterinarians, but it looked far too neat to have been accomplished by any animal except a human.

So it takes looking past the dump heap some people have made of these very public places to see the hints of beauty that persist, despite the cluttering trash.

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About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to Roadway Wasteland

  1. Robert Fineman says:

    That hub cap is from a Ford F-150 pickup or an Explorer SUV. I lost one just like it around here last fall. Got a new one from eBay……

  2. Ellen says:

    Gee, Bob, if we’d known you needed one, we would have collected this one, dusted it off, and sent it along to you!

    Of course, we could pick it up next time we’re through here and send it as a spare…

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