We had a beautiful day when we started out that Friday morning. The sun was bright and the skies were a gorgeous shade of blue. It was probably the best day we'd had in weeks. The good thing about it was that the roads were nice and clear and visibility was awesome. The bad thing was, as you could see in a previous post was I managed to get sunburned and sun poisoning on my arms from riding so long. The arms are itchy again, but it's a good itch because it means the scabs are ready to come off.
One our way out to the truck, I saw that those pretty purple flowers were in bloom again and since I wanted to play with my macro setting (I'd never used one even on the old camera), I took a few shots. There are more in the photostream if you care to go visit my Flickr account. I think it turned out right nice and vowed to myself I was going to take some time this trip to practice with that setting some more.
One of the things that I notice often, seemingly during trips to anywhere, are the triple crosses on the hills. You see them so often that you actually expect to see them. You don't, however, expect to see them on a truck as shown to the right.
We only saw a couple watertowers on the way. This one was definitely the prettiest of the two. I wish there was a spot along the way were we could have stopped and gotten a decent shot of it. My picture really does it no justice. However, considering we were traveling about 75 mph at the time, I guess this is the best I can hope for.
Talk about your unusual sights! We came up behind this lovely
somewhere in south Virginia. At first glance, we thought they'd simply hacked up an old VW Beetle to use as a carrier for their bike. Kudos on the recycling , dude! Then, as we were passing, we realized.....it WAS the bike. Awesome.
A couple shots of what we saw while coming into Tennessee. It's B*E*A*Utiful
countryside to say the least. Part of me would move there in a heartbeat so long as there was a 2-3 hour (at least) buffer between me and the folks. Although, that close means weekend visits. *ugh* Maybe more like 4-5 hours buffer is necessary! However, the other side of me would totally rebel because I just know that the internet connection out that way would totally suck.