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- Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
LONG BEACH TO ANNAPOLIS, AND BACK!: Day 1, 8 hours, 504 miles
Traffic was light - not real delays until we hit Las Vegas.
It is here that the North American and Pacific tectonic plates are locked together, storing energy for a future megaquake that is predicted for the region.
This is an area of the Mojave Desert which takes few prisoners and is as stark and forbidding as the name suggests.
As long as you don't leave the interstate you'll be fine.
Typically this would be our final stop, but needs we must push on. It's probably the first time since college when I haven't stopped for even a single night.
The rain from a wet season is wtill in runoff, and the river was a dark and swirling brown shade as it tumbled down the canyon.
Even on a Saturday night, the streets rolled up around 7pm, and we went back to the room to rest for tomorrow's drive to Denver. Another 8 hour sint, through the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Hoping the weather holds.