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Cross-Country Connections: Country Road

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Country Road.

Cross-Country Connections is late this week because Mom, Erin and I were all…well…crossing the country! Last Friday Erin flew in from Seattle and I drove down from Minneapolis to celebrate Mom’s 60th birthday in her home city of Carbondale, Illinois. We had planned to take a photo together on or by a country road, but then we all forgot about CCC until late on Sunday, by which time I had driven back home to Minneapolis. Mom and Erin did manage to take a photo together before Erin flew home on Monday.

Here’s this week’s Cross-Country Connection: Country Road:

From Mom and Erin near Carbondale, Illinois: 

Taking Erin to St Louis after best birthday ever. Gravel country road photographed somewhere between Carbondale, Illinois and Saint Louis, Missouri.

From me in Central Illinois:

The drive home. A major highway isn’t what I’d first think of for “Country Road”, but it is a road, and it’s definitely in the country.  I think we were in corn and farm country through most of our time in Illinois, with the exceptions of Springfield and Peoria.