Cleaning our vehicles, it’s what we all do at one time or another, some do it more, some less with differing results, the resulting clean is relative. Yesterday, I drove a 150 mile loop down through Pullman WA, into Moscow ID and out into the Palouse beyond. I was specifically looking for Cordelia Lutheran Church, the oldest Luteran church in Idaho (which I found, did a shoot there and ate my picnic lunch in the quiet beside the church). Then found and shot four one-room school houses. Lastly a plethora of barns (love that) and a LOT of dust.
Is there anyway to drive on gravel/dirt roads without accumulating a thick coat of dust on the car? Speed doesn’t seem to make a difference, I’ve tried that. Coming back into Moscow about 18:00, spotting a self-serve car wash I pulled in. Sitting there reading the instructions for the automatic wash bay and the cautions, I was thinking that’s a good place to get my car scratched up, the dust can just live on my paint a couple more days. Looking to my left, a family was pulled up in front of the next bay, mom and dad bent over cleaning and two little boys still in their car seats placed on the ground behind the car for safe keeping. Noticing that mom and dad were cleaning the back seat, I had to wonder what happened in there? I remember the myriad of things that I’ve cleaned up when my kids were that age, a year apart and riding in car seats or boosters. The scene was too cute and typical, I couldn’t resist taking a shot or two.
Thanks for joining me today, for the view that is right here! ~ Madge
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