Winter Months Fly by – Remembering 2016 Tour – Fun – Family – Road Trips – Bugs on Windshield – Yes – Bugs On – Bugs Off –


This photo reminds me of a less glamorous part of our road trips, bugs on the windshield. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, it’s a surprise. Without warning a swarm of insects slams the windshield. SPLAT! Although blinded for a nano second by the collision, the event is over so quickly it seems not to have happened at all. Carnage to be washed or chiseled off the glass affirms that it really happened.

Here Steve was determined to get off every trace of bug guts from our windshield. We were camping in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the time. We should have attended to the bug removal detail the moment we arrived, but since we had other things to do, the bug bodies dried onto the glass making the job more difficult. After washing the windshield with water, the ghosts of many insects remained. Steve marked each bug spot with an orange post-it-note so he could attend to each one expeditiously. Mission accomplished.

Carol Ann Hoel – Author
Buddy for David – Novel
Faith, Suspense, Young Adult



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6 Responses to Winter Months Fly by – Remembering 2016 Tour – Fun – Family – Road Trips – Bugs on Windshield – Yes – Bugs On – Bugs Off –

  1. Patricia says:

    Good thing you weren’t on a motorcycle!

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  2. pattisj says:

    That’s a LOT of windshield to clean!

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    • Indeed it is a huge windshield. Driving down the highway it is mind boggling to look from a lofty seat over the panorama to be seen from that windshield. We love it! What a view! Blessings to you, Patti…

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      • pattisj says:

        It must be like watching the world go by on IMAX! When do you hit the road again? Do you have your itinerary planned? Blessings to you!

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      • We have a skeleton plan coming together. Albuquerque, Nashville, and Long Island will take us across the country to the eastern coastline, where we have a wedding to attend in June. On the way back we may stop in Orlando, Florida, New Orleans, and maybe Las Cruces, New Mexico again, then back here for a the winter months. We like to keep our driving distances down to 200 miles per travel day. This year we want to spend more time in our stopovers rather than moving on each day another 200 miles toward our destinations. We want time to relax. I think we can do this and make it to the wedding on time. Thanks for asking about our plans.


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