Where Have I Been?6 January, 2010
First, we went to Florida. We left at oh-four-hundred (what’s the ‘oh’ stand for? oh, shit, it’s early!). Our first stop was the shoulder of I-81. When it was still dark. Why? So I could photograph my dashboard. No, I’m not kidding:
Yes, I stopped on the shoulder of an interstate highway to record the blessed mileage reading “66613”.
The whole trip down I-81 was a breeze. Until we turned onto I-75 heading toward Fancy Gap.
We took advantage of the backup to eat lunch in the car. hummus, salami, cheese, apples and pita bread.
We spent the night in Orangeburg, South Carolina. I knew I was in the deep south when I watched a couple of adverts from a local car dealership promising a free shotgun with every new car purchase. I also saw this on the window at a gas station:
I guess the clamato juice would add some flavour.
Down in Florida we ate, visited, ate, took a trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Along the way, I saw this example of car abuse:
I lost count of the number of nice cars ruined by butt-ugly wheels which didn’t match the car (if any of my readers have cars with wheels like this, you need help).
At Merritt Island, we saw lots and lots of avian theropods. Including:
An Anhinga kind enough to pose with a Great Blue Heron.
A Glossy Ibis taking wing.
Another Great Blue Heron.
A Little Blue Heron.
A Red Heron (not a red herring).
Of course, it wasn’t all about birds. We did see quite a few of their cousins:
This one was bout 13 feet long.
We also saw many, many, many armadillos. One even stayed around long enough for me to get a photo (fast little fuckers):
The flowers down in Florida were almost enough to make me forget we were going to be driving north again.
This magnificent hibiscus was outside one of the Disney resorts. We just went in to look around and shop for some Disney kitsch.
Then, we drove back to Pennsylvania and then to Maine. Why? Because (((Wife)))’s in-laws retired to Maine. My in-laws retired to Florida.
Those photos will be put up tomorrow.