The Onego, West Virginia post office on a Wednesday afternoon.
One of my favorite Mail Pouch Tobacco wall ads is in downtown Grafton, West Virginia. There is so much going on, it is a feast for the eyes.
Is it just me or is that gentle gradient on the Pianos & Organs part especially lovely? The whole thing feels like a time capsule.
While we are on the road, my habit of waking up at 0’dark-thirty doesn’t take a vacation. Instead it is during those quiet hours when I am the only one who is awake that I spend time figuring out where the heck we’ll be going for the day. I think it’s a pretty nice service. I hope Kenny knows how lucky he is 😉
While I usually don’t leave the house with a hard route or plan in place, I do keep a list of possible ideas.
This was a typical scene during our trip through the south:
By the light of the bathroom I looked through my maps, brochures and scraps of paper I’d stuffed in my map baggie. I also checked the computer for possible pit stops like parks, attractions, giant fiberglass people – and would then then jot down a list of roads for the day.
This process has served me well over the years.
How About You?
When you head out on a trip do you leave armed with a set plan or do you travel more loosely and figure it out as you go?
The snow has finally made an appearance here on Long Island. It was so pretty when it was freshly fallen. But, here it is only a day later and I’m already wishing for clear roads. I’d love to take a ride and snap some photos. Sadly the streets are still quite icy.
Today it looks like I’m going to have to use Twitter, blogs and Facebook to get my motorcycle fix.