Lowndes County/Valdosta, GA, I-75 northbound, January 2009 [Click to enlarge]
About this photo: This week's Thematic Photographic zooms in on "aged" photos. If you have one in your archives - or are conjuring up a scene in your mind - please head here to share your vision.Just over the Florida-Georgia border, the Georgia Welcome Center offers delightfully clean bathrooms - complete with hurricane-force hand dryers that delighted our youngest son - along with homey wooden rocking chairs and benches, and enough pamphlets to clog the van for the rest of the drive home. It's offers just the right amount of temporary comfort when you're far from home.
And it has these freaky trees that seem to frame the parking lot. They hover over the parking spots like protective old men. Indeed, it's hard to imagine a time when these trees weren't here. They seem almost Pre-Cambrian. I wish we had more time to hang around and absorb the spirit of the place.
Your turn: An oasis in the middle of a long journey. Please discuss.