We decided to travel a bit harder and faster for a couple of days to make up for a slow start from Florida. In doing so, we passed many things of interest and somewhat lost what we were after, a grasp of the world around us. We captured some in pictures which we will now reflect on and always remember...even if in a slow blur..
Took time to view sights and really enjoyed some of those special little things each town can offer/one of the benefits of staying off interstate highways!
Sometimes, Older RV's like this Chinook of late 60's were seen. This one was still being used by a used car lot by it's owner/salesman I think as his office/home. This model of Chinook, the 1400 built on a Dodge truck chassis, and other big ones up to the 2500 series, went belly up due to gas prices in early 70's, but the company were inovators for using fiberglass front and back sections. In later models almost everything was built of fiberglass.
Our Country roads have many tales to tell.
You never know what you will see out there. A Studebaker Pick-Up truck!
A Hahn Motor Inc. firetruck?
Hahn was an innovator in the 30's and 40's making fire trucks and WW2 war equipment. Loved the hood ornament. Often these older vehicles were works of art, in whole or in part.
How about a pig farm with a sign at the road, warning you to STAY AWAY!! THEY WANT TO KEEP PRODUCING SAFE FOOD!! yeah right! check out the dumpster on their property!!
Some small towns had amazing artwork. This Bank Building was done in an extraordinary manner with either etching brick or carving them.. Absolutely extraordinary!! Click to enlarge a bit.
We found ourselves jamming on the brakes during a thunderstorm as traffic ahead were slammed with a hail storm.. 2" of hail laid on the road 200 yds in front of us. We stopped just short of it and only got a minor pelting.