It’s summer break and I’ve been on the road, that’s not unusual. Summer is travelling season for me and the family. Wednesday morning, I was in North Carolina – really, no Raleigh, Wednesday night I was back home in Chicagoland, and Thursday evening I was in northern Michigan. I rejoined my family after a professional conference – it was good and I realized I have much to do and learn. I am here for the weekend and then we return home Monday or Tuesday.
Driving to Michigan is sometimes a gamble, sometimes I can make it in 6 hours, sometimes quicker, but most of the time the drive stretches to almost 7 hours. The time depends on weather, accidents, or construction or a combination of all three.
Thursday afternoon had elements of all three and I arrived before the sunset and our guests from Ohio.
Along the way, I stopped at the Michigan Welcome Center near New Buffalo so I could take a selfie with the Welcome to Michigan sign to go with my Welcome to North Carolina selfie from my last post. When I pulled off the highway into the rest stop, I saw something unusual – wind turbine blades on the move or rather, off the road waiting for a better time to move. Several years ago, we watched a trainload of wind turbine blades travelling through Chicago. I went back in time – it was long time ago, and yes it was unusual to see wind turbine blades on a train or a truck.
I drove through the rest stop three times, once to take photos of the wind turbine blades, once for the selfie, and a final time through to film the video below. Yesterday morning I had issues with uploading the video to YouTube – the version with the music is blocked (sort of), so both versions are below.
Further in to the journey, I came across another unusual load – some sort of pressure vessel or tank. Last week, I saw a load of turkeys. Mostly the trucks are closed and I have no idea what is being transported only that it’s on the road.
Yesterday we spent the day on the lake boating, after dinner we finished the day with an evening cruise to enjoy the sunset, nothing unusual, just beauty and peace.
Today is gonna be a great day. So I’d better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, nothing unusual, but I never know what I’ll come across.
What is unusual for you?
Today’s post is inspired by this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual. For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you.