Adventure Challenge – Day 11: Taking the back roads

I had a 6 hour drive today. I was driving from Kansas City to central Iowa. I decided to make the drive my adventure. I skipped the interstate and took the backroads. I love the country and I love the midwest. It’s amazing what things you see if you get off the highway. Because I had a lot of miles to cover, I didn’t pull over and take pictures, but I’ll share with you a few of the things I got to experience.

First, lots of small farm towns where everyone gives the two finger peace sign wave to everyone, even though they don’t know you. It takes me back to high school.

In one small town, I saw an entrance sign announcing the town mascot, like many small towns do. This one said, “Home of the Midgets”. I’m still kicking myself for not pulling over and taking a picture of that one.

I saw a cemetery sign spelled wrong.

I nearly hit 4 vultures that were chowing on road kill and didn’t mind becoming it.

There was an American Flag waving completely by itself in the middle of a flooded field.

Tons of tiny houses in small towns with big front porches. I love these houses. They are built for evening conversations, family gatherings, and bonding.

I saw a multitude of deer and turkeys. I also drove around many old farm dogs and cats just leisurely walking down the middle of the road.

And the last thing I saw before the sun set…a rose bush growing up through a wagon wheel.

I love small town adventures and back highways. You never know what you will find.

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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