State License Plates:
Florida Georgia Mississippi
Ohio North Carolina Iowa
California New York Arizona
Idaho Connecticut Kentucky
Washington Missouri New Jersey
Michigan Oregon Alabama
Indiana New Mexico Tennessee
Illinois Maine Minnesota
Wisconsin West Virginia South Carolina
Kansas Vermont Maryland
Virginia Montana Utah
Pennsylvania Colorado Nebraska
Louisiana Massachusetts Montana
Oklahoma Colorado South Dakota
New Hampshire Nevada Wyoming
Other License Plates:
For it being the middle of October, and all the public schools in session, I don't think this is too shabby of a list! I did think it odd that there wasn't a better representation of Canadian guests: other trips this long have shown us most or all of the Provinces. Perhaps because they are also in school, we didn't see as many of our neighbors to the North. We also made note of vanity plates, which was a new list for me, and one that I think I'll be making a habit of doing in the future!
ICANDI BOBBIN3 IGUANA8
JABA JAG XJL JEPR
ME ME ME WIN WIN EREN
CU RACN BBS SN1PS
NH OMFS PIZZAZZ MEGLET
LV2MNBK JAG 2 N JOY
SIR OWL TWIN 1 KENEDY 4
SAAD THE VOLS CRN 79
7 R FRKNRCN RUNRBUG
BREZEEE GILVSJT JAG DADY
4 SCUDR NATO 16 FNFAB1
SARRIS PODGE 4 AMP 1
TEDYBUR NOJZFST NEW MINT
MOMANS2 S MUERTE X PS1 X
JIMBO 52 MAX THIS 1 COOKN IT
ME BRAT 1 NERZ1 DA MASK
LA PRINCSA BEAR DN WD2 N4W
MR WB 5 MR ZIP GIDEON
HK3 JEWEL NANEE
The Chicago area had an unusual density of vanity plates: we probably got about half of the plates as we went through that area. Made me wonder if they are less expensive in Illiniois? We also though of a plate that we may get ourselves at some point... no, I'm not giving it away!
We also kept track of weird/interesting stuff we saw. Here are the highlights:
- 2 empty white lawn chairs, set up on the side of the highway like they were watching a parade
- a large windfarm. We estimated that there were probably 500+ windmills, and they weren't small ones either!
- a semi trailer that was hard-topped for the first 1/3 of the trailer, then soft topped the rest of the way back. It had no marks to give us clues about what they might be carrying.
- a large green dragon, with little tiny wings. I guessed it was around 2 stories tall.
- "Isothermal" Community College
- cotton fields, ready to be harvested
- 1/2 hay bale laying on the highway
- hot tub on a pickup
- yard with a 2-hole golf course
- sign: "Possible Wildlife in the Road"
- watertower painted like a rainbow hot air balloon
- "Hungry Mother State Park" (guess the Daddies had enough to eat??)
- sign: "Big Musky Bucket"
- falling plane - we thought it was remote control...
- burned and melted semi cab - gone to the level of the headlights
- Binary Odometer: 111010 (58)
- Binary Odometer: 111111 (235)
- Big Crane: the top was popping out of a quarry on I-80 that's around 2 miles deep. BIG crane.
- Max's Cheese castle - with a castle shaped building
UFO = unidentified flattened object
Other bits of stuff we kept track of:
Lowest gas price: $3.11/gal
It was a good trip!