I had been in awe at the beauty of Fall and the amazing color palette from the first glimpse I got the minute the pilot took the plane down. The intensity of the reds, the orange and yellow colors on the trees was something we seldom get to see in Belgium. And then there was this dramatic cloudy sky to make the painting complete, even every day traffic looks attractive in a scenery like this … well at least, that’s how I saw it. “Look at those colors” was all I could say while I made my first attempts at “car photography”. Traffic had never looked better to me.
Hunting Peterbilts and other big trucks with my camera became a new challenge right there and then. This was my first “lucky” shot but there would be many more in the following weeks. I think I should make a post out of my best shots, hmm?
We got home in time for supper. Dennis brought my suitcase up and gave me “the tour” of the house while Melli made corn bread to go with the delicious Chili she had made in advance.
Sharing a meal with the whole family in Melli’s cozy kitchen felt heartwarming and welcoming.
Shops and malls are open till very late in America so after supper we drove up to the mall to buy a “go” phone. The mall was an hour’s drive away, THAT again is something very weird for a European. Distances are so much vaster.
We arrived fifteen minutes before closing time, hardly enough time and much too tired to make the best choice for a cell phone, but we got what we needed to get me connected to the rest of the world.
At least, for now…