UNSETTLED FEELINGS

THIS IS A PANORAMA SHOT OF A TRAIN DEPOT BUILT IN THE LATE 1800s

THIS IS A PANORAMA SHOT OF A TRAIN DEPOT BUILT IN THE LATE 1800s

I love nothing more than eighteen wheels rolling underneath us, but living on the road and living on public lands certainly makes one ponder if we really live in the land of the free . . . or not! Continue reading

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LONELY HEARTS

WELCOME TO UTAH, LIFE ELEVATED

WELCOME TO UTAH, LIFE ELEVATED

It was time for a road trip. The cool weather was moving in and summer visitors were leaving Pie Town, New Mexico. They were heading in various directions, ours being northwest. Our journey would be filled with many visual delights as we traveled along scenic corridors in Utah. Along the way, I met a couple of store proprietors who gave me reason to ponder. Continue reading

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ROCKING THE AUTOCRACY

ART DECO ON RT 66

ART DECO ON RT 66


It was midnight. We were parked on a desolate road, not a house in sight. We were sleeping in our warm cozy bed against a very chilly night, dropping to a low of 20 degrees.

Earlier we had parked on a dirt road making sure there was plenty of room to drive on either side of the truck. There were no signs posted saying “keep out”, “no trespassing”, or “no camping” and we had seen a couple of hunters parked on the same road earlier in the day. A couple of other vehicles drove slowly past us on the road around dinner time, running their dogs.

The scenery was breathtaking. We had been in the desert all winter, so to see tall pine trees and a small lake (very large mud puddle really) we knew we had found a piece of heaven.

I was the first to awaken to a thumping on the side of the truck. Continue reading

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SMOKIN’ GUN

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The picture above is a hand-drawn poster that was pasted to the side of an abandoned building and it was peeling off. Artist unknown.

Oct 23 – Nov 1, 2014:
After a day on the road, Tal was out checking on a source for water while I was sitting at the table typing an email. The blast doors were open and I looked out at a serene view of the desert. The sun was just going down and it was lighting the mountains up in a wash of gold. As I was admiring the view a coyote trotted by right in front of the open doors. He hesitated, looking in my direction, but when I moved he returned to his trot. He was no doubt looking for his supper and must have smelled our cat. Wow! Living in the wilderness is an amazing adventure and there is a surprise around every turn. Continue reading

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