Monday, August 16, 2021


Feeling about as uninspired as Aretha when she looked out on the morning rain, in one of my favorite songs of the day, I looked through my recent photos to see if I could find something of interest to blog about. 

I recently stopped on my way home and took this picture. Not sure why, I probably liked the tall lamp posts framing the picture. Or just to see what the sun would do.
A semi is parked down the road. Love's and that J one, Flying J, have been added to our landscape on the way to town to take care of truckers who need to spend the night. Some still seem to prefer to stay by themselves. I'm sure I would too, if I were one of them.

Then I took this picture, facing north. The railroad tracks go by the side of the road. As you know, I love the trains and having them as a part of my life here.

I also love my car, absolutely love it. I still don't take the freeway when I go to town, just the road that goes parallel to it, a 55 mph road. I started out getting about 31 plus miles per gallon and after catching on that I could work on my driving and my car would show me how well I did, I'm now getting 32 plus mpg. I don't remember exactly how much over 32. 

At the end of each drive, you get a score, little stems pop up with leaves, the more leaves the better you did, environmentally. And the screen also lets you know how many miles are left until your tank is empty. I think it starts at 450 miles. This car is so much fun and so amazing. 

I still have a lot to learn. 

For anyone thinking about buying a new car, but not wanting to go fully electric, I strongly recommend getting a hybrid. 

The end of my uninspired post. 

Just kidding, I know I found some inspiration along the way.


  1. Hello,
    I like you new car, very pretty! The gas mileage seems to be pretty good. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

  2. love the car and all the info too. your header is stunning to look at so is 32 miles per gallon. you were inspired by your lvoe of your car. will post later today about bob, we leave in 20 minutes for the hospital

  3. Your car looks so beautiful and shiny. I'm glad that you enjoy driving it. A smooth drive in a new car is really enjoyable. Like you I prefer the slower roads and avoid the super highways whenever I can.

    Stay well and happy.

  4. Oh my! I LOVE your new car! It really is a beauty and favorite color! It's nice to get such great gas mileage now too with the price of gas going up so much. Happy driving!

  5. We get 26-28 Mike's to a gallon...your new car is awesome!!!

  6. If I get a new one a hybrid is top on my list. I fell in love with them when the Honda Insight came out years ago. Needed to haul hay and feed then but not anymore so I am sold on the hybrid. Love that stem and leaves.

  7. Your photos are lovely. I'm loving the mountains and the way the sun looks. And your car is gorgeous!!

  8. The newer cars (as long as they aren't behemoths), even if they aren't hybrids, get such good mileage. I'm glad you don't really feel uninspired. I was about to suggest you need someone to make you feel like a natural woman.


  9. So glad you are happy with your new car. Sure is a pretty one. Your uninspired post was a delight!! :)

  10. That is very good gas mileage. I like your mountains in the photos! We have very craggy one, the Organs, some medium ones, the Dona Anas, and then some gentle ones like yours, the Robledos.

  11. Hi Inger - this was a fun post ... and your new love in life: 'your car' sounds ideal and is keeping you amused, feeling safer etc ... wonderful to read. So happy for you - cheers Hilary

  12. what a wonderful car! AND pictures. :D
    I ditto every word that 'happyone' wrote. XO

  13. I like your new car. I would love to get a hybrid next time I buy.

  14. Your photos content me just fine. Your surroundings are so different from mine that it's always interesting to see your life in action.

  15. I love that Aretha song. And the mountains in the distance.

    (I said mountains in my head with Jonna Jinton's accent!)

  16. I like your new car, it's a very nice colour.
    Happy driving :)

    All the best Jan

  17. Your new car looks great and sounds wonderful! We still had a jeep and an old Toyota Solara - got it the first year they came out in 1999 or 2000... anyway it has almost 300,000 miles on it and we have done very little work on it. I can't get rid of it - it's an amazingly responsible car. Love it when you talk trains.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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