It’s easy to get bored during quarantine. One thing that doesn’t put myself or anyone else at risk of becoming ill, but gets me out of the house is driving. As long as I don’t get out of the car, and make the drive the destination in itself, all is good.
Driving along I-26 eastbound into upstate South Carolina during lockdown was strange to say the least. Neon signs overhead nagging me to “STAY HOME” and hardly any cars out on the road, in spite of the glorious spring weather. I rolled down my windows, took a deep breath, and let the wind whip my hair around. I turned the hard rock station all the way up, and just coasted along the highway, taking in the view. I had to be careful not to speed, something I tend to do whenever I listen to music while I’m driving, especially when there’s practically no one else on the road.
Since the purpose of the drive was relaxation (and boredom relief), I only took these two pictures. I liked the juxtaposition of the nearly flat savannaesque terrain near Campobello, South Carolina looking northwest toward the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, only about five miles away. Things were a lot greener and hotter in South Carolina than they are up in the mountains, that’s for sure. One hour away from my house, and it feels like summer.