When driving across this huge country of ours there are big impressions being made.
I am always amazed at how much open land we have. We would drive for hours between towns and they were usually small towns. Why do we all crowd into the cities?
I was dismayed to see so many empty industrial parks, so many empty main street buildings and so many abandoned farms. We really are in trouble here in this beautiful land of ours.
I was impressed with the many, many wind farms we saw everywhere that is everywhere but here in Ohio. We have plenty of wind. Where are our wind turbines? One of the most prosperous towns we overnighted in was Cheyenne WY. Why? One of the reasons is that they have a few large wind turbine manufacturers there and even a school to train future workers.
We stopped briefly in NV to visit my daughter, Amy and her family. Amy was busy making a mountain of handmade Thank You cards for her daughter's school. She had a small assembly line going with my granddaughters Ginny (left) and Amanda (right).
John sat down to help and their other grandfather who was visiting from Holland joined the girls, too. And so was born the international grandfathers' competition. Look at them go!
We did some antiquing on our trip. Knowing that the wonderful Mary Ann Moss was beginning another of her fabulous online workshops this month using old Victorian photo albums, we picked up a few. You can see her class info at the "Dispatch from LA". You can see the albums we found in my Etsy shop.