During our trip last week, we ran into a few traffic jams. This is what a traffic jam looks like when ice has frozen over the windshield washer openings on your car and you can’t clean the windshield. It looked (and felt like) we were in the middle of a trucking convoy. Trucks as far as the eye could see through that dirty windshield. (The wipers eventually started working again.)
There were several hazardous materials vans on the scene, a dumpster, much wreckage, and several other vehicles. This one was going to take a while.
On another part of the turnpike, we saw three different trucks carrying a very long, white object which looked like a combination of a plane wing and a giant elephant tusk.
What the heck could it be?
Yeah, I know… pretty hard to tell, since I didn’t even manage to get the whole thing in the picture. It was hard to dodge the steering wheel, the glare, DB’s hand, and the dirt on the windshield.
At the state line crossing into Indiana via I-70, a young woman all made up, but not wearing a coat over her short skirt, posed in front of the Welcome to Indiana sign while another similarly attired young woman took her photo. They jumped back into this car:
Facebook.com Freedom Drive – What’s Your Dream? I don’t know anything about it, but I’m guessing that it involves more than a burning desire to cross the Indiana state line without a winter coat.
While sitting in that jam, we noticed this odd rainbow prism in the cloudy sky. The sun is to our left. Ever seen something like that?
We encountered several mysterious town names along the way, like this one. Why would a town in West Virginia have this name?
I know these photos are cloudy and grey. So was the weather. Only one thing gleamed. No mystery here–it’s the West Virginia state capitol building which can be seen for miles from various elevations on the highways.
I took this picture in the late afternoon just before we turned into the driveway of the B&B. Inside was a tea-tray waiting with hors d’oeuvres and tea or wine. Want to hazard a guess as to which … oh, never mind.