As some of you know, my recent California road trip came to an abrupt halt in Winnemucca, Nevada—turns out good pal L.E. Leone has contracted some sort of respiratory infection that sounds quite a bit like the flu. Anyway, discretion proved the better part of valor, & sad to say (for L.E.’s sake) it was a wise decision, as apparently her condition has not improved.
But speaking of blogmates, I have Audrey Bilger to thank for stressing to me that I should take road trip photos—this, combined with some good music on the cd player, made what would have been just a long, disappointing ride into some fun. Thought I’d share a few of the pix with you this evening—& what I think is the best of the lot will be appearing here tomorrow as the Photo of the Week.
Meantime, yours truly is quite tired out, & so hasn’t been paying any blog visits for the past couple of days. I expect that to change tomorrow!
Top pic: US 95 South in the Oregon Desert
Abandoned shack in the Owyhee Desert, near the Idaho-Oregon border
Old homestead with obligatory locust tree, east of Jordan Valley, Oregon
The High Mountain Desert in Southeastern Oregon
Diner/Service Station in Burns Junction - no longer a going concern
Casino with a matter-of-fact name; McDermitt, Nevada, just over the Oregon border
The Orovada Store, Oravada, Nevada - out of business
Snow falling near Paradise Summit, Nevada - a few miles south there were patches of snow on the road shoulder
Sand dunes north of Winnemucca, Nevada
Winnemucca, Nevada - the end of the trail this time around!