Both of these shots were taken on our drive/move back to Virginia from Texas. My Mom flew down so that she could drive back with the kids and I, since my husband had to stay a few months longer. It was a pretty nice trip. We stopped in Arkansas and saw some old friends and another friend in Tennessee. It was nice to take a different route back other than the lower southern states. I got to go through many places I had never been to before. Both of these shots were taken with the point and shoot Nikon. They are both pretty bad quality, but once again capture moments in time. The first one was taken outside the Jonesboro, AR Cracker Barrel while waiting for my friends to show up for a goodbye breakfast. You can see my Mom and daughter in the background playing checkers, sitting in rocking chairs. The second one was taken in the gorgeous mountains of Tennessee. We had to stop for a poopy diaper change. The sun was going down and I attempted to get a photo of the mountains and changing sky, but the light was too low. It was such a poor image I changed it to black and white to try and salvage it. I added some other photos from the trip, also taken with the point and shoot.


“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” ~Gail Lumet Buckley


“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ~Lin Yutang


My son marking off stateĀ license plates.


My daughter reading.


My Mom driving.


Night driving in the mountains of TN.