My son, Adam, grew up and headed west, leaving Pennsylvania for Colorado in his sapphire blue Ford F 150 with his motorcycle, all liver German Shorthaired Pointer and a duffle of clothes. Many months later, I left to see what he’d gotten himself into… It was just enough for me to start exploring again. So I got out numerous maps and started driving. Each state had a “Welcome Visitors” center, so I stopped in, picked up a state map and often found good deals on places to stay. Having left the county seat of Bucks County, Doylestown, I drove in the summertime and loved the seemingly endless days so I could stay on the road for as long as possible. Leaving the crowded busy towns of eastern Pennsylvania and passing from the oh, so green and rolling Appalachians, I saw the country change. The trees stared disappearing after West Virginia, fewer in Ohio.
So out came the sketch book again…
Returning home a trip through the Badlands of South Dakota.
Had to head home after a visit with Adam. I’m so glad that he went West so I could explore much of the USA that I’d never seen before.
Until the next sketch…peace, Heather