View from the Road

Years ago at an open poetry and fiction reading in Ohio I heard a man who worked road construction during the summer read one of his poems with this line (or something like it): “All women are beautiful at fifty-five miles an hour.”

Full-time RVers see a lot of beauty and a lot that’s not so beautiful at fifty-five miles an hour. Sometimes we see homely things that are beautiful, like this hand-painted sign in northern Nevada:

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We didn’t see any cows in the road, although these creatures seemed to be pondering whether to wander in our direction (if only that pesky wire fence wasn’t there, they might have).

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About ninety minutes later, we saw another sign:

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This time, the sign did not disappoint us. Grazing along the edge of the pavement, ignoring the few vehicles that lumbered by, was this solitary cow:

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And one of the most mesmerizing spectacles at fifty-five miles per hour? A distant storm.

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What’s your favorite view at highway speeds?

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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 View from the Road

  1. Cows in the road. One of the things that makes traveling off the beaten track so much fun.

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