Grinding our way south… To and Fro

On a recent trip, we traveled about 500 miles through Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.  A friend and co-worker made the statement “Wow, doesn’t the driving get boring when you are traveling from point A to point B?”  After a smile formed, I answered “No, that is what makes the trip worth while”.

We are constantly on the lookout for that special something on our trips; an abandoned building or home, a long forgotten car, an adorable wild or farm animal, or just the way the light is hitting a particular item.  Between the laughing, singing (which Dan loves), whistling, telling stories, making Daisy crowns :-), so on and so forth, we always have a great time on our travels.  The “in-between” is where the fun comes in… A turn of the head or an Ooohh, Ahhh, humff, or sigh might escape our lips, which in turn notifies the other of an upcoming special treat.  About 90% of the time, the slamming of the breaks or putting the car in reverse is followed by one of those subtle hints.  It is the “in-between” that we all forget about at times- You know, those sights or people that we otherwise take for granted as we are passing from point A to point B.

My friends comment really made me realize just how important life is and was an important reminder to cherish those “in-between” times.

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6 thoughts on “Grinding our way south… To and Fro

  1. Just as in life, photography is often all about the journey; not the destination. Some of our best shots have not been of what we were originally after. It is all fun and games with you. I am so very glad we can share this together.

  2. I love how you post process your photos. This is…AGAIN, such a beautiful series of shots.

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Love this! We’ve drove across country last year and will again this summer and it was full of magical photo moments. Great job.

  4. A photographer after my own heart, in love with the “in between.” Well said. Well photographed.

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