Saturday, July 22, 2017
From Illinois to Iowa
I can't make out too much of the licence plate or the writing on the spare tire cover, but I can make out "ILL" for Illinois. Written on the back, "Road-side in Iowa." With the suit case tied to the back bumper, I'm thinking that all American tradition, the road trip. How long would it have taken this family to drive from coast to coast? No Interstates when this photo was taken, few paved roads west of the great plains, and a shortage of gas stations in the hinter lands. My state of California is about to raise it's gas taxes by 12 cents a gallon, with the money going for road repairs. Hopefully, the once paved roads that have slowly but surely turned into rough, dirt tracks can get repaved.