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