Today we’ve been driving from Fargo, ND, toÂ Duluth, MN. Minnesota – the “landÂ of ten thousand lakes” is pretty,Â although the winter scenery isn’t very colorful.
Spring seems toÂ arrive a little later here in the north; many of the lakes are still frozen! Although the temperature has been a pleasant 62 degrees as we have been driving.
I took a break from my computer work and borrowed Joseph’s camera to take a few photos. At that same time we started the lunch sandwich process. Unfortunately, the new bag of bread had not been taken out of the freezer, so those that were having bread (instead of tortillas) for their sandwich had to individually defrost their pieces of bread. I put mine in the sun by the front windshield and let it defrost as I was taking pictures.
Playing with shutter speeds and motion blur while photographing vehicles that are passing us heading the opposite direction on the interstate. (too fast of a shutter speed freezes all of the motion in the picture, a slow shutter speed without panning results in everything being blurred, whereas a slow shutter speed and panning along with the passing vehicle results in a sharp vehicle and a blurred background)
Coming up to pass (yet another) semi-truck. As we passed one semi-truck driver this morning he waved at as, and Dad (and others) waved back. But the truck driver seemed to be signaling something with his hand. At first we thought he was indicating that we were too close to him and needed to move over, but truckers would usually hit their horn in such a situation. After we had passed the truck Dad inspected the bus as best he could in the mirrors and noticed one of the rear engine side compartment doors was open. When we came to a flat and straight section of the Interstate Dad pulled over and Joseph ran back (avoiding the dead raccoon that was laying in the grass) to close the compartment.
Anna working on her “laptop” computer? One of our cash registers died on this trip and we had to purchase a new one. Anna has been working on learning the new register and programming the various products into it.
Because there is no easy (read as: interstate) route from Fargo to Duluth, we’ve had to travel a fair distance on two-lane roads. We’ve seen a lot of picturesque farms and small towns.
I enjoy seeing the various streams as we travel…
And there are plenty of trees!