Missing the Open Highways: A Look Back at Some Back Roads of America
It is nearing the end of June 2015. About a year ago at this time I was rolling down US Highway 61, better known as the Blues Highway, in Mississippi. I was on my way to Galveston for a family reunion and then would make my way back home to Kentucky via Houston, Austin, Fort Worth and then thru Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois. I love the freedom of the road and sitting home in Lexington, KY is not what I wish I were doing. Following is a pictorial of what I am missing and longing for on this hot, humid Kentucky day.
These are photos of the highways…the well beaten, but sometimes less beaten paths of our spacious and beautiful expanse we call America. I don’t even recall where some of these were taken, nor when, but they represent this wonderful country. I will return to these long solitary highways again someday soon. But, for now, I can only dream about them and look back…. Enjoy the Ride!
I-80 near Green River, Wyoming
Heading West towards Wyoming on I-90
SD 63 going though prairie grasslands and badlands in central South Dakota
A road near Lexington KY with the shadows of the famed plank fences
I Enjoy the Ride by traveling and seeing the world around me. We are so busy speeding down the freeways of life that we miss out on the back roads and all the wonderful little stories that every place offers. So, I try to take the less beaten paths and see the real world.
I have visited all 50 United States and many provinces in Canada, nearly all prefectures in Japan as well as Seaul, Korea, Shanghai and Suzhou, China and Cenu, Philippines. Also been to Mexico.
Father of five, grandfather of 10 and happily married to my sweetheart for nearly 38 years. Fluent in Japanese. Happy and well traveled. See details at http://www.sumoflam.biz/SumoflamBio.htm
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