Yup, it is a foreign country 'round here!
Yesterday's drive across the Desert of Nevada was eye numbing and scorching HOT! I won't bore you with lots of brown hill pics, but here goes the update.
Morning was BEAUTIFUL in the altitude and coolness of Big Pine Creek.
Rox thought the water was a little Chilly for a dip.
That is snow up on them peaks!
Big Pine Creek Campground - INYO National Forest... Any other questions??
Really nice scenery up here.
Back out on 168 east out of Big Pine. Twisties Galore!
Lots of scrub - Lots of cacti - Lots of sand and HEAT.
Oh yeah, and a "former" and an "operating" brothel!!
Stop at the doorway to Death Valley - Lots of foreign travelers here.
Finally some clouds and even a desert rainstorm... Much Needed out here I'm sure.
Glad to capture the Desert Rain
We stopped for a quick moment to say hi to Andre and Mona - Mona is my Grandpa Bill Smell's sister. THANKS to you both. It was So Nice to chat with ya in the AC!
The Strip - At a Distance - A Safe Distance!
More desert mountain views
This storm caught us at Mesquite, but helped cool off the campgrounds later.
I like cloud pics!
Sweeet Canyon Pass into Arizona
Even Nick can take nice pics!
Just HAD To!
Getting close to Zion National Park
Camp is set. By a River. For Free. No Facilities... A Shower is sounding REAL GOOD about now!
Nothing like FB on a Droid and the Laptop going to feel like Campin! Another great night around the campfire with cousin Nick-O-Lie!
What a drive today. After a small hiccup with the car this morning in Big Pine (which turned out to be a false alarm) We blasted across the biggest roads we could find. The hot weather of this desert really changes your attitude about meander-ment and stopping to smell the roses. Again, TOUGH individuals who made a stand out here the in exposed furnace-blast of treeless sandy soils.
Poor Rox is ready for the cool air of the Rockies again! So in the morning we'll hit Zion and beyond. Eastish is the direction... I think we'll get to wherever that somewhere is supposed to be :)
This classic came on the radio during one of the rare moments of reception :)