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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

Have a winter in the mountains kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚

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