A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

It was great to be back on the road once again. I love driving the View as it is so effortlessly to do so and has all the comforts of home away from home. We made a stop at Camping World in Vacaville to get this little diamond shaped yellow plastic sign that states: “Pet Inside. In case of emergency, please rescue.” I saw one of these in someone’s RV awhile back and just had to have one. I care about my cat. I have found since having Sinbad along on these road trips for the past 10 years, I am more aware of not doing foolish things. I worry about him being left alone if I did something stupid and died.

We are at the Black Rock Desert at 3:15pm, drove out onto the playa only about 3 miles and turned off the engine. I dared not to go further as the playa was damp in places where it usually is not at this time of the year. Northern Nevada has had a series of late rains which made for lush green grasses, fragrant sagebrush with a few wildflowers thrown in for color.
Each time I come out here, I continue to be amazed at how quiet it is. This as always is well worth the 7 hour drive. The weather is very pleasant with a slight breeze and scattered clouds overhead. I rolled out my little carpet, set up the camp chair and table, sat down and stared at the nothingness all around, while sipping a cup of tea. Simply lovely.
I started one of three books I brought along, took a couple of sundown pictures which doesn’t happen until 7:30, fixed a light dinner, read some more and turned out the light at 9:30. I was asleep in no time at all.

1 comment:

  1. Fresh air and a long drive will tend to make one tired. Glad to hear you have Sinbad's welfare in mind.

    It is finally starting to dry up a bit in the valley, up here as well. It is so nice to see the green bits , that a good rain leaves behind.


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