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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.


  1. JustaTech says

    Agh! Toe shoes! Do you wear them in the lab, just for running, or out and about? (Seattle is infested with them, and the hospitals have reencly started banning the staff from wearing them as they don’t provide enough crush protection.) (Yes, I’m not fond of them for non-exercise activities. I’m always afraid I’m going to run over someone’s foot with the grocery cart and cause lasting injury.)

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