Late last month we went somewhere new to us to do some exploring. It wasn’t long before we noticed that we were joined by people from far and wide. Have you ever taken a road trip and noticed car license plates from everywhere? Let me dispel any notion that it is something that people outgrow. At least I haven’t.
As we moved around looking at sights I couldn’t resist recording the plates we saw from far and wide. The more I saw the more interesting it became. (I admit it. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to amuse me.) That is a European plate on the motorcycle in the bottom right, above. And a Dutch flag on a Harley Davidson (yeah, it’s not a plate, but I knew Cat would enjoy this). Then I noticed that Canadians were showing up, too.
After DH mentioned “We haven’t seen any Mexican plates,” one morning, bingo! There was one from Chiapas, Mexico. But I’m not just posting a license plate collection here. I’m also issuing a challenge. Interested?
By the time we left I had captured 49 U.S. state license plates. Despite my best efforts I couldn’t find that last one. I’ll send a little souvenir of my trip to the first person who posts a reply which correctly tells me which state it is. (In case you have trouble reading it, the plate in the lower right of this collage is West Virginia. And the tiny one that reads “JAB” in the top shot is from New Hampshire. Two down, 47 to go.)
Where’d we go? If you don’t recognize it, this is Yellowstone National Park — Porcelain Basin in the Norris Geyser Basin. I came home with about 1,000 shots of this amazing place. I’ll show you a few of my favorites and give you a free tour in the coming days.