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Road Fotos 2022 B

While waiting to get under way and depart the bayou, I have WiFi and might as well post some photos I’ve taken along the backroads.  I’m posting this one now but took it a decade ago, and I believe the restaurant is now as active as the Edsel motor car business.  This set I took […]

Road Fotos 2022 A

Not all photos I take have water in them.  Carrying a camera, phone or otherwise, anywhere has had an impact on the way I live.  Let me share some photos I’ve taken (or received) in the past few months. None of these were taken on Route 66, but all the routes and roads and byways […]

Road Fotos 2021 E

Still not back along the sixth boro . . . and so here are more photos from along the road . . .  Some murals are faded and others recently applied.  The one below must require some local knowledge to explain the juxtaposition of agriculture and defense. Others make sense as reminders of a journey […]

Road Fotos 2021 D

I had to leave the Missouri way too early, and will return as soon as possible.  For my last set from the roads of eastern Nebraska, let’s start with friendly boaters zipping downstream.  Barges loaded with Iowa and Nebraska grain head south for the lower Mississippi and export. Note the red floats on either side, […]

Road Fotos 2021 C

My goal was familiarization, not veni vidi vici, or exploration of the 2300+ miles of river crossing parts of seven states, beginning in SW Montana. Barge traffic is possible there now because of the work of the USACE.  More on that in a later post. Here was my top-priority destination:  the current northernmost aka upriver […]

Road Fotos 2021 B

Again . .  greatly abridged . . . it took the two-lane most of the way across Iowa–included a fuel stop in Pella— from the Mississippi to the Missouri, although from Des Moines westward, I did take I-80, where a fleet of windmill parts was parked in a long rest area.    I got back […]

Road Fotos 2021 A

Road Fotos never tell the whole story, but enjoy these fleeting sights from the Mississippi Valley . . . like an excursion boat called Tom Sawyer,  or one called Mark Twain . . .. Some towns have statues of obscure favored and maybe local folks . . . but no such unknowns are raised onto […]

Road Fotos 49

It’s been two years since my last “road fotos” post, and it was great to go out exploring without a fixed destination, i.e., gallivanting,  other than a late afternoon rendezvous on the other side of the Hudson.  Seeing traces of the D & H Canal, i.e., New York’s Coal Canal, was the general goal, but […]

Road Fotos 2021 F 2

We’re a week out from Christmas Eve and fewer days than that from the solstice, it’s time to complete road photos from two weeks ago already;  here was part 1.  The French Quarter of New Orleans has a lot of colored neon all year round, but here, juxtaposed with tropical colors of house paint, are […]

Road Fotos 2021 F 1

For some context, Road Fotos 2021 E left off in September here, and I’ve not caught up with road fotos for November.  But let’s jump ahead to December, and a trip we could start in New Iberia, about 150 miles west of New Orleans.  It was a reconnoitre, a gallivant to investigate what to spend […]