Lens-Artists’ weekly photo challenge this week is Around the Neighborhood. I selected some photos from my photo archive of the last few years that are “typical” of Des Plaines, Illinois, the Chicago suburb where I live. More and more of these signs have popped up in people’s yards since the beginning of the Trump administration. […]Read More Lens-Artists Challenge #36: Around the Neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois
June 7, 2018 San Bernardino to Kingman, Part 2 After exploring Elmer’s Bottle Ranch, we headed for Barstow, about 30 miles farther along Historic Route 66. In Barstow, CA is the Route 66 Mother Road Museum (681 N. First Avenue, Barstow), described by the AAA […]Read More Getting Our Kicks with Barstow, Bagdad Café and Burros (Route 66 Day 2, Pt. 2)
May 30, 2018 Day 3 of our road trip began with a visit to two sites in North Platte, Nebraska, where we had spent the night. The first of these was the “Golden Spike Tower” which is neither a spike nor golden, although originally there was a golden spike there. Now there is just this […]Read More CFFC: Bailey Rail Yard
My husband usually chooses the road trips we take within the U.S. This year, he picked Route 66. Along the route are many quirky and interesting things. Parts are beautiful; other parts are depressing – shuttered, dilapidated buildings, rusting cars and trucks. But for an education in the American car culture, historic Route 66 offers […]Read More We Got Our Kicks on Route 66!