South Brush Creek, Snowy Range, Wyoming At first it looked like a dead animal - a brownish, furry lump in the middle of the dirt 320. The wind blew and late morning sun peeked in and out of an active sky. Through a dirty windshield it was tough to make out. As the car slowly rolled closer, the profile of a small head emerged from the fur, then turned a few times trying to get [...]
Sometimes when visiting a new place surrounded by such emptiness there's a mild reservation about leaving the imagined security of whatever semblance of civilization there is - and striking alone into the void. With minimal maps and no idea what really lay out there I check the fuel gauge and tires, listen to the car carefully for any indication of malfunction and make sure a little food and water are close at hand.
Old Lincoln Highway, outside Sterling, Illinois (2015) Morrison, Illinois, along U.S. Highway 30 (2015) TRENDY, U.S. Highway 30, Rock Falls, Illinois (2015) Old Lincoln Highway, outside Rock Falls, Illinois (2015) HOTPOINT, Morrison, Illinois (2015) Off U.S. Highway 30, Mechanicsville, Iowa (2015)
As the year winds down there's a tendency to review and reflect - and anticipate with great excitement the upcoming year. The beginning of a new year has always been especially welcomed. Not prone to unrealistic, over enthusiastic expectations, but instead new goals. Fresh starts. Soon we'll travel back to Chicago to visit family. After having done this drive for 30+ years now it's easy to understand those who grow weary of it. For us [...]