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Monday, November 28, 2011

Fall Colors at North Carolina Rest Stop

Good morning,

We truly enjoy the modern rest stops along the Interstate Highways. 
The images in this post were taken at such a stop in North Carolina.
We took a little stroll to stretch our legs and get the blood moving through them again. 

 The weather was in the mid 70's F and the smell of Fall was in the air.
 This is a large property with plenty of space for dog walking.

 And, the final image of the acorn caps reminds me of gathering these with the children in the Fall to make Halloween decorations and Christmas tree ornaments.

Road trips are such fun and the camera allows us to bring some of that fun home. :)

All the best,
Lois

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the leaves. so simple and yet so beautiful! and something you didn't have on the cruise ship!

Sherry said...

I love these pictures! And speaking of the rest stops! Yes, the ones along the interstates have come a long way. I'm old enough to remember when Ohio actually had outhouses! Then they remodeled and at one time had the state of the art of any state in the country! Pennsylvania is another state that has vastly improved the quality of their reststops. When I travel, other than gas stops or lodging, the rest stops are the only place I stop so I appreciate large, attractive (and safe!) places to walk and stretch my legs or grab a quick bite to eat!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, glad to see the photos of your travels homeward and trust you had a safe trip.

Kelly said...

...looks like you'll be arriving in Cincy just in time for the snow! (It will just be dusting...) Beautiful leaves...I think I recognize that rest stop. We hit it on our way home from Hilton Head.

Elaine said...

The rest stops along the Interstates have gotten quite nice and I like to have my camera ready too. You never know what you might come across. The last couple of years we have traveled mostly on the smaller state roads, and while you see more you don't have access to the frequent rest stops. We usually find something we want to stop and see so it works out okay.

Peter said...

Rest stops are underrated, the late fall colors are beautiful. Great idea showing the ground, really get a feel for the place.