Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Taking a Drive

What ever happened to just getting in the car and taking a drive?

I remember when I was young, it was a special thing if we "went for a drive". My mom, dad, sister and I would climb into the car. Often on a Sunday. Often after church. Sometimes we'd have an idea where we were headed. Sometimes not.

Last Sunday I decided to take a drive. Ok. I'll be honest and tell you that I did have a destination in mind. But I don't have to tell you where - do I?  More on that later...

So, I grabbed my purse, my camera, a Diet Pepsi and my Charlotte (my black-lab-daughter) - and we were off.

I realized (once again) that I take my beautiful surroundings for granted all too often. The incredible green fields, trees of all kinds and rolling hills were so bold and inspiring that day.

I did something that I'm sure I shouldn't have done. I snapped photos while driving. Yes, while driving. (Please don't tell Oprah. I'm sure it's worse than texting while driving.) But I was very careful to not do it while any other cars were around. And I tried to be very careful.  :-)

NOTE: However, taking photos in this manner does lead to viewing many blurry photos on your camera later.  Thank goodness for digital and the power of "erase".

When driving, I love to look at buildings and their surroundings. Homes, barns, shops, anything. It's so interesting to see all the different dwellings that folks inhabit. It  really is good that we all have different likes and dislikes because the earth is scattered with quite the variety of places people and/or animals call home.  On Sunday, I had my sights on older buildings - and I came across some fun ones.

Oh ya, fine. I'll tell you. I went to the casino. I got a wild hair and decided to try lady-luck. Guess I should have just kept driving...

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