Traveling

I took a break from real life this week and am visiting my friend in Florida. It was a nice, albeit long drive down. I think I clocked about 800+ miles. It seemed quieter this time around, lonelier for me as I drove. I had plenty of time to reflect, think, meditate and pray and that’s what I did. I think the drive back on Friday will be a little more peaceful for me. I usually enjoy that alone chunk of time but I have a few serious issues to ponder presently.

Florida, visiting a friend, long drives, alone time

The morning sky always does something to me. I only see it when I’m traveling, as a general rule. I’m not out and about that early and the surrounding houses and trees block my view when I’m at home.

Nashville, TN, Florida,Florida, visiting a friend, long drives, alone time

I ran into a little morning commute traffic in Nashville, TN. Hey, Discovering Franklin, I thought of you while passing through~

Nicajack Lake, Nashville, TN, Florida,Florida, visiting a friend, long drives, alone time

This is always a stunning view on the drive south: Nickajack Lake. I probably shouldn’t be taking pictures while driving, but at least I wasn’t texting! Too much car and fence in this photo. The fence actually obstructs the view but I think it’s there for safety reasons.  Click the link above for stunning photos of the area.

Atlanta, Nickajack Lake, Nashville, TN, Florida,Florida, visiting a friend, long drives, alone time

Atlanta is always a fun and challenging drive, a mile marker of sorts. It’s a half way point, though I think it is actually a little over that mark.I know this stretch pretty well by now. I just breezed through on the way down. Hope my return trip through Atlanta goes as smoothly!

cotton, Georgia, Nickajack Lake, Nashville, TN, Florida,Florida, visiting a friend, long drives, alone time

Again, not the best photo as I am driving but I loved the cotton fields I drove by in Georgia. I always thought of Alabama as home of the cotton. This reminds me of a science experiment back in our homeschool days, growing a cotton plant, except that experiment was one my friend did and I never got around to. 🙂 It’s just the way it goes.

Jacksonville, moon, Nickajack Lake, Nashville, TN, Florida,Florida, visiting a friend, long drives, alone time

Blurry I know but the moon in the sky was nice as I neared Jacksonville, Florida, the end of my journey until I return home on Friday.

The drive had come to an end I was happy to have arrived safe and sound, unwind a relax a bit while catching up with my friend.

Do you ever travel alone? How do you pass the time when you travel?

 

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