We flew to Texas recently and whenever I fly I think about how hard and uncomfortable flying is. It is a chore I do because I want to get from here to there quickly – even though it doesn’t feel quick with lay-overs. When I start to get grumpy I remind myself that flying wasn’t always an option.
When we go on road trips I often wonder what people will think about our current modes of travel. This is probably because I think about how difficult it must have been in the very early cars, and before that when people traveled on horses and in buggies. I think about when people traveled on foot, walking for miles a day, and day after day to get where they needed to go.
I want to cry when I think about traveling in a covered wagon. Even with my love of camping I can’t comprehend the discomfort and work involved. I guess the equivalent of fast food stop would be a hunk of bread and a little water.
These photos were taken at Sauter Village in Archibald, Ohio. After seeing how they used small logs to cope with muddy roads, maybe I need to stop complaining about the rough roads we sometimes encounter. But then again, maybe people in the future will feel sorry for how difficult travel is for us.
Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week is “wheels” and I can’t image riding anything with wheels over this stretch of road. Bump, Bump, Bump!