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.
On our way in to Florida, we ended up at this random McDonalds (not sure where, I think it was Georgia). I was inclined to snap a photo as I never had seen a McDonalds designed like that before. Sue me, they all look old-fashioned in Tennessee. Nothing like this.
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.
I don’t quite remember where this is, but this is headed up on the way home somewhere on I-95. Pretty sure we left Florida at this point; while the photo is blurry, you can see we had 140 miles till the South Carolina I-26 exit. Also you get a good shot of my Acer Iconia A100 tablet. Works pretty well as a GPS once you solve it’s power issues and get it’s map data.
On our way out back home, Dad decided that we sightsee at least one place. So we had an earlier start than usual. While we were heading up north, I passed this guy with an RC plane on the back of a trailer. Kinda impressed that the plane was just fitted like that. Admittedly, that’s the first time I saw that big of an RC plane in person; it was always limited to Youtube videos or photos online.
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.