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DH and I returned home late yesterday afternoon from our visit to North Carolina and Virginia. The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny  (except for one day and I was in a meeting so didn't care). My only complaint, other than the briefness of our visit, was the trees. I experienced this several years ago when I flew to Boston, rented a car and drove to Saratoga Springs, NY--frustration with trees. Driving along, we knew that on either side of the road were important sites and beautiful things but couldn't see anything but the trees on both sides of the road. Argh! We couldn't even see the gas station signs.

Okay I got my little rant out of the way now. Otherwise, it was beautiful.

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Comment by Joanna liguz on October 19, 2015 at 10:06am

Sometimes we noticed you need to get off the highway in order to see anything pretty,,,When we travel and things get like that,,

we-get-off-the-highway!  and try to find a high spot...You could of visited us,,we live in NC!

Comment by Barbara Graham on October 17, 2015 at 4:27pm

PQ, I think you're right. I love looking out and seeing the mountains and the sky. And the occasional tree.

Comment by LKC on October 17, 2015 at 3:08pm

The trees are for sound blocking of the highway noise. They were also planted to keep the dust down. We had a very dirty car going back to Mo from Ga. It does get old to have the light  shine between the trees. Hard to sew with, but so is the bright sun.

Comment by Pam/NY on October 16, 2015 at 4:18pm
We use to take 95 to FL. but experienced the same thing going through the Carolinas. We take 81down through the Blue Ridge Mt. Our trees are at peak right now. Gorgeous colors.
Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on October 16, 2015 at 2:20pm

Barbara - you're just used to Wyoming where trees don't have a chance against the wind!  ;)    

From windy western Nebraska...where we like the wide open spaces as well.  

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