I'm joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five-On-Friday. My five this week are from a road trip we took mid-December.
One: I'll start with the pretty. A bank of Poinsettias in a store put a smile on my face. I love them all bunched together.
Two: The Illinois roads were very slippery the afternoon we left. Out in the middle of nowhere this poor guy was calmly standing by his overturned car calling for a tow truck. We stopped to see if he needed help, but he just waived us on. I still wonder how he got out of the car.
Three: This is one of our wheel wells on the pick-up truck. When we got a little farther south, the ice that had collected started to melt. We could hear "clunks" as the pieces fell off in chunks. We were in a drive-thru waiting for our order, and it was a little embarrassing when big chunks dropped off all at one time.
Here's the wheel well after all the ice melted. In the southern states like Texas, the roads are sanded to reduce skidding. In Illinois, they salt the streets. That's salt residue on the side of the truck. We stopped at a car wash as soon as the temperature was high enough.
Car washes don't usually operate when the temperature is below a certain point. In Texas they close when the temperature is below 42 degrees.
Four: Speaking of the drive thru. This sign should be perplexing, but unfortunately it's not uncommon.
Five: Lots of eye candy from a stop at the little downtown in Franklin Tennessee, just south of Nashville.
But the only souvenir I brought home from the road trip was this T-shirt.
Hope you'll stop by Amy's for Five-On-Friday and add your five to the party.
Thanks for dropping by!