Michigan and Ohio are border states. Loving state welcome-to signs, I got the crazy idea of driving west to east along the border one evening and turning on one north/south road after another to capture the signs and scenery.
I reached the border from the north on a major two-lane road, U.S. Highway 127 in the beautiful countryside.
Slightly to the east, I wandered onto numerous secondary roads. On all of them I checked out, there weren’t welcome-to signs, just a sign signifying what county was being entered.
I also noticed the difference in pavement as you crossed into a different state. Sometimes you’ll notice it when you cross into a different county within the same state. I’m barely in Michigan in this shot.
In this border crossing case, it went from a dirt road in Michigan, to pavement in Ohio. Who’s that guy taking the photos haha?! 🙂
The west to east road in the area, was named State Line Road. What are the odds?
The welcome-to signage will not always be the same between major roads, as is the case with this green sign when entering Ohio.
Going further east, on what becomes M-52 north, your still in the beautiful countryside and the welcome-to signage is decorated with blooming flowers. Love capturing the blue sky, a barn, a silo or other objects in signage shots.
The Michigan/Ohio land border ends at Lake Erie to the east in the urban Toledo area. A lot more people will see these Michigan and Ohio welcome-to signs around Toledo then the others because they’re on the interstate. In this case U.S. 23.
For good measure, I captured some shots of welcome-to signs in a more urban setting. I liked the countryside backdrops better.
It was a great evening zigzagging the Michigan/Ohio state line capturing all the welcome-to signs and backdrops behind. I look forward to doing it again, with different states as the participants. What experiences in your travels do you have in regards to welcome-to signs? Any ideas of interaction I should have with them like jumping?