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Desert vistas… part 6… (or): Tanks for the memories…

Okay, back the the story of my recent drive from Arizona to San Diego. We left off with me almost running out of gas at the California/Arizona border. I found a gas station with 12 miles of fuel left in … Continue reading

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Desert vistas… part 5… Some desert rain…

I am particularly proud of that photo. It is a very localized rain shower in the middle of the desert, seen through some high-power lines… highpower lines… high powerlines… high power-lines… high-power-lines??? Not bad for a shot taken one handed … Continue reading

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Desert vistas… part 4… and some stuff about my new job…

While we look at some more of the photos I took on my way back to San Diego from Arizona, let me tell you about that new job thing. As a security officer, i can’t go into too many details, … Continue reading

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Desert vistas… part 3… (or): Well, I been through the desert in a car with no name, it felt good to be out of the rain… except it rained on me…

Did you get the song reference in the title? Good. It is an old song, and I never really liked it… but, still… And yes, the same storm that snowed in the pass on my usual route from Arizona back … Continue reading

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Detours: A California adventure… part 17; Now that’s a bathroom!!!

Uh, no, that isn’t a photo of the actual bathroom… you are getting ahead of yourself… Then what, I hear you asking yourself, is this charming little building we are looking at? It is this place… the Madonna Inn, on … Continue reading

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Detours: A California adventure… part 16; High plains drifter…

Yes, the title is a nod to Clint Eastwood… but I think high plains are what I would have to call this broad valley running high among the tops of mountains, through which I was making my way. It was … Continue reading

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Detours: A California adventure… part 15; The big detour, and where it gets crazy… and yes, that is a whale!!!

So yes, there I was, in the early morning, heading South of California’s Highway One, knowing full well that it was blocked ahead by a massive mud slide that wiped part of the road off the map for more than … Continue reading

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