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Signs of the Times June 24, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Nature, Travel & Leisure.

Weather often determines whether travel is smooth sailing or slow going.  On the way out west, the wet & wooly weather left us feeling a bit water-logged.

We had brief respites as the sun struggled to shine through layers of cloud cover.

Of course, the “soggy” weather had an upside ~> we weren’t tempted to stop too much.

The morning we left GA, a twister touched down in Dalton.  After hearing that, we watched the skies with increased intensity, searching for signs.

No, NOT that kind of sign.

We had our eyes peeled for signs of wicked windy weather ahead.

And we saw lots of it.

Lucky for us, we didn’t run into a deluge.

Instead, the rain mostly spit at us.

While offering sobering hints of what lay ahead.

No matter how fast we drove, we couldn’t escape the clouds.

But every time it seemed we were headed straight into harm’s way, the road shifted, steering us clear of danger.

Eventually a sign for Fort Collins came into view.

With relief, we headed north where the weather improved.

For most of our stay, we enjoyed sunny skies punctuated by short showers.

As we left for home, we enjoyed one last look at the Rockies . . . under Blue, Blue Skies!

With better weather ahead and over head, we looked for other signs.

The Lost Pizza Company in Tupelo, Mississippi did not disappoint.

STOP!  Those shades look FAB on you!

“Why thank you.  Thank you very much!”

Everywhere we looked, we saw signs that made us smile.

The Lost Pizza Company is . . . Like No Place Else.

We also enjoyed the signs at Busy Bee in Live Oak, Florida.

Including the sign advertising Clean Potties.

BTW:  The sign was spot on . . . the bathroom was spot less.

But our favorite sign appeared at the Florida Welcome Center, where we stopped for a shot of fresh Florida orange juice.

After all . . . there’s No Place Like Home!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - June 24, 2017

Boy, those are some ominous clouds. I love all of the signs! I’m glad you had a nice trip and made it home safe, Nancy. Thanks for taking us along!

nrhatch - June 24, 2017

It’s been fun sharing the trip via SLTW (my cyber scrapbook).

2. Rainee - June 24, 2017

Sounds like a successful trip. I love a weather event but it is not that much fun when you are out in it!

nrhatch - June 24, 2017

I enjoy wild weather . . . from a vantage point that’s high & dry.

3. Kate Crimmins - June 24, 2017

Sounds like although the weather wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t too bad either. Aww pizza!

nrhatch - June 24, 2017

And we had leftover pizza to nibble on the next day for lunch!

4. Maggie Wilson - June 24, 2017

Clever use of windshield photos to illustrate you story. Nicely done! And if I had to pick a favourite sign, you’ll find it in my basement.

nrhatch - June 24, 2017

That sign will look GREAT in your basement!

5. joyroses13 - June 24, 2017

So good that you escaped the bad weather!! Enjoyed the pictures!

nrhatch - June 24, 2017

We were “cautious” about driving through Tornado Alley . . . tornadoes scare me.

6. Val Boyko - June 25, 2017

Whew! Glad you made it home safe and sound 💛

nrhatch - June 25, 2017

Me too! Home = My Happy Place!

7. L. Marie - June 25, 2017

Oh my goodness, Nancy! How frightening! I’ve seen signs like that before years ago–during a microburst that hit my area. I’m glad you were not caught for long in a bad storm.

nrhatch - June 25, 2017

Thanks, LM. I have decided against pursuing a career as a Storm Chaser. 😀

8. Joanne Sisco - June 25, 2017

Wow – you saw some dramatic skies! Thankfully none of it turned into scary weather to drive through and you had sunny skies at your destination.
… but getting back home always feels good 🙂

nrhatch - June 25, 2017

Ominous skies provided “dramatic tension” for our drive.

I’m with Dorothy (after she’d had her fill of Oz) ~> “There’s no place like home.”

Joanne Sisco - June 26, 2017

I’ll second that!

nrhatch - June 26, 2017

Now if I could just find my ruby slippers . . .

9. Debra - June 27, 2017

Those skies were definitely threatening! I would have been really nervous with the threat of a tornado, that’s for sure. What a delightful road trip, though, Nancy. I love all the signage you captured along the way. But I do agree with you, “There’s no place like home!”

nrhatch - June 28, 2017

The weather made me “wary” . . . not worried. I paid attention to the “what is” without getting carried away by the “what ifs.”

All’s well that ends well ~> with a big beautiful WELCOME sign.

10. Tiny - June 28, 2017

The skies reminded me of the day we drove back home through the alligator alley, but then, we were safely in Florida, nothing to worry about 🙂

nrhatch - June 28, 2017

No reason to worry . . . it’s just an occasional bolt of lightning accompanied by B~I~G *BOOMS* of thunder.

11. Tammy - June 30, 2017

That’s the part of the world that I grew up in.

nrhatch - June 30, 2017

I’m not sure where you mean. Tupelo MS? Dalton GA? Fort Collins CO? This post covers a lot of ground. 😀

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