Winding road next 140 miles. Can you say it with me? One hundred… forty… miles.
This gorgeous sign is found on Route 36 in Red Bluff, California.
More Posts From This Trip:
- Disaster Strikes: When Good Tigers Go Bad
- Moto Photo: Riding into the Redwood Forest
- A Detour to Fort Bragg - Glass Beach
- Muffler Man: Willits, California Rodeo Cowpoke
- Snapshot: The South Park Bus
- Kindness of Strangers: Mad Map Edition
- The Recipe for Romance - Motorcycle Style
- Sights From the Road: Now That's a Pinecone!
- California Love: Sweet Moments in Ferndale
- GoPro Accidental Photos: The Redwoods
- OMG - I Saw Bigfoot in California!
- Long and Lovely - California Highway 96
- Muffler Man: Hat Creek, California
- Heading North Through Lassen Volcanic Park
- I Think I May Have Opened Pandora's Box
- California Love: Holy Hail on Monitor Pass
- The Tiny Topaz, California Post Office
- California Love: Rain on the Sonora Pass
- California Love: Finding Gold on CA 49
My parents were vagabonds in the early 70’s, crisscrossing the States in my mom’s ’68 Firebird. I wrote of it a few years ago.
This past week on the heels of my photographic trip down memory lane, I asked my mother for a copy of a photo that was burned into my mind as a child. It was a picture of my dad standing near the Emblem, Wyoming sign.
This photo was taken in 1971:
Here is the photo I took while on our bike trip to Yellowstone, 34 years later:
In over 3 decades the town never grew in population. I find that fact pretty amazing.
How about You?
What is the “smallest town” you’ve ever been to?
I pass this church often. Whoever puts the quotes on their signs really comes up with some good ones. This weekend was a two-fer.
“Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.”
“Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.”
It may be that I’m just a silly hippie-type that is continually looking for meaning in things, but I always feel like these signs are “talking” to me. I’ll take inspiration anyway I can get it, I suppose.