May 2019 in Photos

Got some more photos edited the other night. I needed a break from all the Covid things…I don’t want to get into my thoughts, feelings, or opinions on it (remember before I was an author and could do that? But now…Oh no, no. no, because I can’t risk making anyone angry or irritated or upset because that’s a reader [or readers] I might lose, that’s potential troll reviews, that’s any number of horrific things.) but I will say that I’m stressed to the max and sick of it all.

Anyway, May 2019 we took a quick trip down to Bolivar to pick up some stuff from storage, so here are the pics from it.

Yes, that is a baby alligator snapper turtle. he was originally sitting in the road and we moved him over to the shoulder heading the same way he’d been going (that is important with turtles or they just turn around and end up back on the road.) The rest is Kansas City and some random flooding.

And now I have to get to work. Have a baby turtle kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the Road, Part 4

And today we have the final pics from my trip home from West Virginia.

Fun story: so we wanted steak and shake for lunch. Easy -plug that in to Google and it will lead you to the place – ha! We deviate off the route 20 minutes to get to one, pull into the very empty parking lot in time for google to suddenly update and inform us that this one is temporarily closed. You think? Was it that lack of a menu board that gave it away? We did run into some geese crossing the road, though, so it wasn’t a complete waste, and we stopped in the next city at a Steak n Shake that was open.

And that’s all she wrote. I might go back to editing the old photos again. We’ll see what happens – I have an art project I want to do on top of my regular stuff, and I need to write on the book some, too.

Have a Steak n Shake that’s not closed kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

On The Road, Part 3

And now we come to the trip home, which was vastly different. the highways were littered with Covid-19 signs, gas stations had weird measures in place, and traffic was seriously reduced.

Looks like I can drag these photos out for one more post! Aren’t you glad I’m here to fill your stay-at-home time with something so exciting?

Have a look-forward-to-tomorrow kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

On the Road, Part 2

More pics from the trip down to West Virginia a couple weeks ago – before all this corona madness began.

You get more pics tomorrow.

Have an I-got-photos-edited kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

On the Road, Part 1

As you might know, I went to West Virginia for two weeks recently. I’m home now, and have decided to torture y’all with photos of the trip. Bahahaha!

When we headed out there we left in the evening and stopped in Indiana at a Motel 6 (That’s a completely different story – let’s just say that they got a very negative review, and it takes a lot for me to do that!) so we didn’t have daylight until the second half of the trip. Going home we did in one long fourteen hour shot, so we had daylight for the first half – which was the same as the second half of the way down, ha ha!

Anyway, today’s photos are all from Columbus – I think. Could be wrong. The buildings might be somewhere else, but I know it is Ohio. Or I think it is. Might be Indianapolis. I dunno. Either way they’re grouped together here, so deal with it.

Look forward to some more tomorrow!

Have a mystery city kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

West Virginia Part 2

Yesterday you got part 1 of my foray into Appalachia. Today you get the second part. Lucky! These are mostly photos of the road because that’s where we were…on the road ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a winter in the mountains kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

West Virginia Part 1

I’m back from my trip to West Virginia! Yes, I got out before the whole Corona scare got too scary and am home now with a cough, fever, and… what? No, I just have a cold, but thanks for asking ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously though, I had a good time (because I just have a good time hanging out with Amy!) despite the pandemic backdrop. We had already planned to just stay at her house, so other than a trip south into Appalachia the first week (before all the corona stuff had started) that’s what we did. (I did finally watch all three Pitch Perfect movies, so now I get all the references, and I have some new books to read on loan) But since it was a staycation, there aren’t a lot of photos because photos of her living room would get boring after a bit (I did take some snaps on my phone of her cat that are pretty cute). I have some pics on the way down I have yet to edit, and some on the way back I need to do, and a few from that trip south I mentioned, which you’re getting to get today and tomorrow. These are primarily from the Stephen’s Lake, Bolt Mountain (I think that’s what it’s called) area. It was a very gray, hazy day as you can tell.

Fun, huh?

Have a foggy kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

A-R International: Tricia Drammeh

Tricia is one of my favorite authors! you need to read her books!!

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Tricia Drammeh
Authors-Readers International

Hello, Iโ€™m Tricia Drammeh, author of multicultural fantasy, young adult paranormal, and contemporary fiction. I live in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband, children, and adorable animals. When Iโ€™m not writing, I can usually be found with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

I canโ€™t remember a time when I didnโ€™t love reading. Books have always been my life. I read a wide variety of genres, which probably explains why the books I write vary so greatly. My favorites include J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Maeve Binchy, Joleene Naylor, Maegan Provan, Amy Metz, Jodi Picoult, and many, many more!

In lieu of more personal information, I decided instead to include this recent post from Tricia Drammehโ€™s blog:

My husband and I took a walk along a local wooded trail on Saturday. A windstorm earlier in the week had stripped mostโ€ฆ

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Home from Florida Part 3

And now we come to the end of the homeward photos I have done at the moment. I might get a few more done before I leave for West Virginia, but I don’t know because I have a lot of things I need to do. I know what you’re thinking, “Oh no. She’s going on another trip. More photos!” Well, yes and no. I’ll take them but it will probably be six years before you ever see them, so there’s that. (As a matter of fact, I am taking them right now as you read this – the wonders of scheduling blogs!)

Today’s photos are Alabama and Georgia, where we ran out of daylight. They include some pics from a cute small town, some spray painted buses, Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway, two strange trucks – 30 s and 29s – Zelda Road, A Virtual Weigh Station (How does that work???), and soooo many reflectors!

Now we’ll see if I get anymore done before I leave.

Have a creepy semi truck trailer kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

Home from Florida Part 2

It’s the second day of photos from our April 2018 trip home from Pensacola. Amazing how I can milk this, huh? But you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

Today we have the last of the Pensacola photos including Acme Barriers, some weird gulf water, an Irish pub, a wine cellar, and a tourist trap that we didn’t get trapped in.

Look forward to more tomorrow!

Have a multi-colored water kinda day!

Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

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