For the past few months I’ve been following Stevie D as he’s been living MY dream of seeing exciting new places on the back of his motorcycle. His new wife has been taking tons of beautiful pictures as they ride. My favorites are the ones that include the handle bars of the bike.
View from Stevie D’s motorcycle
His journey has inspired me to capture my own daily journey into work.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride……
Starting out – a nice open road – just outside my small town.
I don’t even make it to the next town before coming upon construction.
Once past, I drive by miles of dried up corn fields.
15 minutes into the ride…. still in the cornfields. (This turn can be kinda fun on a motorcycle though!)
Now 20 minutes into my journey, I’m finally on the interstate. Look at that lucky dog on the right. **sigh**
Approaching the Mississippi River. I’ve now been on the road 40 minutes. Major construction going on at this point. They are finally constructing another bridge across the river. A little too late in my opinion.
I’m getting closer! I can now see the Arch!
Today, there’s minimal traffic on the main bridge, so this is the view I see. My hotel is the short building on the left side of the picture.
Some days the traffic on the main bridge is very backed up due to construction on the other side of the bridge. On these days, I take a smaller bridge across.
That bridge takes me by the Dome where the StL Rams lose. I mean play.
(For the record, I did not run the light…)
This way takes a little longer, however, the view of my hotel and the Arch is incredible. Especially in the early mornings.
Approximately an hour after starting out, I enter the hotel’s garage. Can you make out that little white wall to the right? That’s the wall that was recently scarred with black Mustang paint.
This time I manage to settle into one of the bigger spaces. After such a long drive, my Mustang can enjoy a nice 8 hour nap while I work.
I wonder if I’m making Stevie D as jealous with my journey, as he makes me with his. After all, he may be seeing beautiful scenery while traveling through a multitude of countries… but I’m seeing the Arch.
Over and over and over again….