My parents are attending an anniversary party for one of my Dad’s relatives, and have asked me to help them drive down. While I would prefer a solo road trip, getting to clock some Interstate hours is something I’m always up to. Just grabbing some sleep before my shift starts on the first leg, but looks like I have a long way to go.
Smooth sailing so far. Nearly at my destination this morning, about 15 minutes or so outside Riviera Beach. Have a bit of a deadline, but once that’s met, it’s slow and easy driving back home. I’ll be sure to let you guys know of anything interesting I see as always.
I was sleeping when I Dad woke me up, asking me if there was a gas station nearby. I check the GasBuddy app on my phone to be greeted by this. I had to screenshot this to show proof of this gas station; I’ve never heard of it before despite traveling here previously, and it was only because of that app that I now know of its existence.
The name itself gave me a good laugh. I’m not sure what El Cheapo sells, but they’re pretty low, considering the rest of the prices. But too bad, Sunoco has you beat.
**Technical note: the metadata on the screenshot shows 2:52AM, even though the actual screenshot says 3:52AM. This is because of Daylight’s Saving Time, and I’ll be sticking with the shown time for consistency.
While I was waiting for Dad to take care of paperwork, I realized that this was a good setup to pose WALL-E as if he was staring out of a starship bridge into the horizon. Especially with the GPS on the windshield like some viewscreen. The lighting couldn’t have been any better.
This is one of the few photos I took of my WALL-E figure when on my trip to Florida. This particular time, while I was going to grab a sky photo, I saw that his reflection was clear on the sunglasses, even with the sky behind him through the window. That’s an opportunity I didn’t pass up.