Long time, no Friendly Fridays, but today Sandy took me along on her road trip and I couldn’t refuse. Here is a memory of my last solo mini road trip from this April.
Ahh, road trips, the stuff of life. First THE song that almost tears me up a little.
So many road trip memories are lining up, eager to be mentioned: The time when three barely 20-year-old girls in a Renault 5 drove around France from Côte d’Azur via the Loire castles to Paris. My only time in the USA when we drove on the coastal highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. How I drove a Japanese jeep from Bucharest to Sibiu in Romania for four hours just so that I could drive it back the same day. How we needed three days to reach the island of Cres in Croatia because the other car to our Peugeots, and it was a Rover, kept breaking down, blew two tires, and finally the owner locked the keys in. Not to mention two mega Greek adventures: two weeks driving around the Peloponnese, and a month on the island of Crete with my own Peugeot 504 next year, the wickedmost month of my life.
And now? I have a big problem. When I’m alone, I find it hard to simply pack my dog, sit in the car and drive. Call it laziness or comfort or refusal or waiting for visitors or what you will. And yet whenever I do, I always have a most wonderful time and views. This was the last time I did it.
It was in the middle of my poetry month, the quarantine was in its orange stage, which meant that I was not to leave my municipality, and so I decided to explore its southern border which is also the border of Tuscany. When you cross it, you are in Lazio, the province of Rome.
There are no signs to tell you when you did it though, so I had to be careful. I spotted a couple of white vans parked by the road and call me suspicious, or maybe it’s because I’ve been watching too many cop shows, but I played it safe just in case.
The colour palette was my favourite, greens and blues with some yellow blooms. It’s still much the same, except more wildflowers have been added.
I post these photos as a reminder to myself: This is what you get when you get out. Do it, why don’t you.
For Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted by The Sandy Chronicles: Road trip
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