Our Trip Up North
Our Trip Up North
For the past 2 weeks, my family and I have been on a road trip to Wisconsin and back. We did not take the interstates as we usually do – mainly because I did not feel like dealing with traffic. LOL
So, we took the longer, more scenic route through the Florida panhandle, into Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Most of the trip was mostly uneventful, except for the one day that we got caught in a major storm while driving through the Ozarks not far from Branson, MO. It got so bad that I could hardly see over the hood of the car, and there were tornado warnings coming from my phone. The rain was being blown sideways across the road and we were all praying that there would be no fallen (or falling) trees.
But, we survived :).
The most depressing part of the trip (other than leaving) was seeing the disparity between peoples in this country. Whole towns gone – mansions next to run down shacks. This country needs to do something different. We are such a rich country but our people are starving. Sad 🙁.
Just some cool flowers
Fresh Peaches in Alabama
Roadside Stand in Mariana, FL
Tobacco plants in the Florida Panhandle
Welcome to Louisiana
Cemetery in Louisiana
Going through the Ozarks
Windmills in Iowa
Outside of Northfield, MN
My Fam ♥️♥️♥️
There would have been more pics, but I’m the one who usually does the photography – and I was driving. So, these are (some of) the ones that we got.
When we were traveling northward, we went through a SMALL town in Louisiana called Transylvania! Here is the water tower in the town and a map showing where it is located – in case anyone else wants to find it :).
It had a very lazy, laid back feel to it. And, I did not see any vampires. Darn. LOL
(photo credit myself)
Map courtesy Google
Michelle Hoffmann is a cat-loving, nature-worshipping, and life-loving abstract digital artist and photographer, a writer, and a poet. Her art mostly centers around nature, magic, and the eclectic. The art she creates is unique and original, like her!