Summertime Road Trips

We don’t have time for any extended trips at the moment, so we have been taking shorter, weekend trips for the time being. It is a great time of year to hop in a car and find places near you that you have never visited before or perhaps haven’t gone to in a long time. Since travel is often more expensive during the summer months when many families are taking vacations, driving to local destinations is also a nice way to keep costs down. The downside, of course, is often spending hours upon hours stuck in the seat of a vehicle.

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Colorful Scenery

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Different Geology

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On the Road Again

We never used to take photos from the car when would travel to places, but now we often do, just like we now take photos from the window of a plane when flying to a different country. Taking photos through the windows of a moving vehicle doesn’t always produce the greatest results, but capturing the changing scenery is actually a nice reminder of how beautiful some of the places are that you travel through on your way to your final destination.

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Plateaus in the Distance

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Winding Through the Mountains

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Storm on the Horizon

Another drawback to traveling during the summer can sometimes be the weather. First of all, it can be quite hot, which likely means that the windows are rolled up and the air conditioning is on instead of enjoying the fresh scents of nature. Another issue can be rain or, even worse, hail. Driving through torrential rain storms with water standing on the highway can be as much of a white-knuckle drive as driving through a snow storm in the winter. We certainly ran into a little bit of everything during our drive from Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico, this past weekend.

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Very Menacing Clouds

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Heading Towards the Storm

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Nowhere to Hide

 

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4 Responses to Summertime Road Trips

  1. I was just thinking my family and I need to take more road trips and explore in about a 2 hour radius around where we live. Love the photos!

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  2. Eve Brickner says:

    I’ve definitely been caught it a massive storm or two, especially driving through the Salt Flats in Utah. Totally worth it for the amazing drive and the foods you can try and as you pass from State to State

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