You Never Know

…what you’ll see on the road.

RVers will tell you that no trip is complete without seeing smoke on the horizon… usually without a source for it to be found. In this case, the smoke hovered somewhere over Arizona:

And every full-timer can tell you about at least one rest area that was surprisingly stunning, just as this one was (also in Arizona):

You’ll see people hauling all manner of things, in this case a sheep:

And you’ll see people behaving in all manner of rude ways. In this case, a carful of young people decided to clean and re-organize everthing in their car while parked at the gas pump, while we sat waiting, all 31′ of us plus our towed truck… blocking traffic…

Finally Bob asked if they could possibly do that somewhere other than in front of the pump and they acted as though this were an entirely genius concept to them…. !

You’ll see what matters to people writ large, often in their own handwriting, which makes it all the more important to you, too:

You’ll see things for sale you didn’t even know existed, much less thought about buying, even for bargain prices:

You’ll come across amazing places in nature…

…that you won’t be able to resist exploring up close:

In a matter of hours, you’ll go from blue skies and rolling hills…

…to snow-capped mountains…

…and back to the prairie:

You’ll see glimpses of America’s past…

…proof of its military power…

…and signs evidencing its humor:

You’ll drive in winds so fierce they can blow a cow’s tail straight out:

And you’ll find places others thought were dismal, but you think are charming:

You’ll discover unique foods… like the macaroni and cheese sandwich at Whiskey Creek Steakhouse in North Platte, Nebraska…

… or the Wild Rice Burger at Grandma’s in Duluth, Minnesota:

You’ll see proof that America has more than its share of “haves”…

… and “have-nots”:

Nope, you never know what you’ll see on the road.


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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