Posted in Along the way, Oddities

License to express yourself

Spend as much time on the road as we have lately, and you can’t help but marvel at the unrestrained proliferation of expressive license plates. Back when plates were stamped out of metal by convicts, you got a few numbers, a few letters, and a state motto. You had to put a bumper sticker on your car […]

More road trip fun: Houses of Georgia

We’ve spent a fair amount of time in our travels gawking at houses along the way. Big and small; old and new. Fabulously restored and completely ignored. City. Country. Everything in between. I’ve found that trying to identify the styles and types of houses we see is an interesting lens for understanding the historic, cultural, […]

Going the way of My Old Kentucky Home

When we drove into rural eastern Kentucky from Tennessee, I remarked to Bruce that it was amazing how many junkyards there are in the area. Then I saw that those weren’t junkyards—they were just yards around people’s houses. Some (not all of course) were strewn with every kind of discard—rusty appliances, tires and cars and parts […]