On the road again.
And this time, in perfect Willie Nelson territory — Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and finally Virginia. Actually, Willie Nelson is from Texas, but what the heck — this territory seems more like Willie Nelson terrain than the Western United States. This time I’m traveling by bus with the Missouri men’s lacrosse team, bound for Blacksburg, Va., home of the Virginia Tech Hokies. (We’ll play them tonight.)
The trip was about 13 hours, with lots of farm fields. I love farm fields and Midwestern scenery. And watching them roll by is not a whole lot different than sitting on a beach and watching the waves roll in. Each wave (farm house) seems the same, but each has its own nuances. The old and the new; silos and barns; corn and soybeans; cattle and horses. Unfortunately by the time we got to the coal mines and lumber mills for West Virginia and Virginia, the sun was nearly down and light was minimal. Maybe on the way back I’ll get to see more of that.