Travel Theme: Sunsets

Ailsa’s travel theme for this week is sunsets. I’m digging into the archives for these, but they’re some favorites.

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Lake Ontario, summer 2011.

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Houghs Neck, Mass., winter 2012.

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Spring in Houghs Neck; a sunset reflected in the window of a house.

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Houghs Neck again!

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Houghs Neck again. Lots of water on this peninsula!

Travel Theme: Signs

Anyone who reads my blog knows I love signs – particularly the odd/ironic/grammatically incorrect kind. So, I was very happy to see Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week. I’m a bit late to the party, but I have much to contribute! Ailsa came up with the idea during one of several cross-country trips recently, as she moved from New York to Seattle. Just a year ago, I was making a very similar move in the opposite direction – Eastern Oregon to New York. It’s a vast country we have here, and there are a lot of funny signs. I have too many for one post but these are my favorites from that cross-country drive. I will apologize in advance for the quality of some of them – most were taken from behind the buggy windshield of a 26-foot Penske truck!

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What Cheer. Is that sarcasm, or are they serious? Should we go there and find out, or is this a ploy to lure us in so the zombies can murder us and eat our brains?

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I love that there’s a National Heritage Area dedicated to silos and smokestacks. And it’s not even in Detroit! Some Congressman earned his salary making this happen.

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In case your mother forgot to warn you.

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I very much regret not having my camera at the ready when we entered Wyoming and saw the sign proclaiming “Fireworks and Liquor Store.” Sooo many possibilities for destruction. The sign above allows for fewer possibilities, but with dedication, we can make it happen.

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I realize that in the midwest, cornhole tournaments are A Thing, but that doesn’t make middle-school-me giggle any less.

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Chagrin Boulevard is three-quarters of a mile away, but if you take the exit, you may regret it.

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It’s a long, hard road.

Most of these photos were taken in the Nebraska/Iowa/Indiana/Ohio area; Hard Road is outside Rochester, NY. Next time I move across the country, I’ll take better notes with my sign photos, I promise.

What silly signs have you seen? Do you have pictures to share?

Spell check didn’t catch that?

Today, I had a conversation with a person, where he twice referenced a highly-qualified “leading Prostrate Oncologist.” I have to wonder – wouldn’t he and other cancer patients be better off with an upright oncologist?

Later, reading an obituary, I was interested to see that the deceased was “survived by his three fury creatures.” So many visuals.

Travel Theme: Leading Lines

For this week’s challenge: Leading Lines, I have more photos from the Great New England Air Show, held at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass. I’ll admit to stretching the theme a bit (just lines, really), but it’s the best I’ve got. Life’s been very busy lately. I can’t remember the last time we took a leisurely evening walk with our cameras. And it’s not going to get any better in the next few days, so this is the best I can do!

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