My husband is on a business trip and since I am on a break from my studies, I joined him in his travels. It was a spur of the moment decision, but I am sooooo glad we are traveling together. Road trips are one more thing we do well together! Of course when one is traveling by car, pit stops are a necessity, and most states have kindly provided places to pull off the road so the weary traveler can take a little R&R from driving. Rest areas are islands of loveliness anymore, with beautiful landscaping and picnic tables, play areas and walkways for pets. I photographed these flowers at a rest area in Ohio. When I got out of the car, they are the first things I noticed. Lovely. I am grateful for beautification efforts anywhere.