The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sunset Over Mojave

First night camp was at a rest stop near Boron, CA. in the Mojave desert after 415 miles of driving.  Breakfast in Barstow after getting fuel at a Food for Less store where I replaced the brand new jar of peanut butter I bought at Safeway last week that turned out to be dated "Best by October 11, 2012"!  I guess Planter's peanut butter is not a fast seller.  A reefer truck woke me up at 5:30 in the morning.  That and yesterday's drive caught up with me and I had to pull off for an hour nap before crossing  the Colorado River and entering Arizona...finally.  Called it a day in Kingman, Arizona.


  1. gorgeous start to your view sharing!

  2. beautiful sunset. Makes me homesick to travel again.


  3. Beautiful out there in the wild blue yonder. The sunset is stunning.

  4. ...a beautiful sunset John; safe travelling!

  5. very pretty!
    we're in barstow right now, what a coincidence... saw your picture at biebkriebels' blog!

  6. It is a beautiful sunset. Funny a fellowblogger was there too I just read here.

  7. Awww--you're in my old hood! Morning on the Mojave can't be beat but you seem to have passed on Newberry, Daggett and Yermo--real highlights. Enjoy Arizona.

  8. Very nice image, nicely done...

  9. what a splendid ending to the day. even the word Mojave is beautiful.
    I hope Sinbad is behaving himself.
    Too bad about the peanut butter; I've learned too to check the expiration date on jars/cans/everything. Just a suggestion - almond butter is a healthier choice.
    I hope Sinbad is behaving himself. A few photos of the little guy now and then would be a true treat.
    Stay safe and keep your eyes on the road. Take good care now you guys.

  10. Wow, perhaps portends and very good trip to the south. Travel safe, and keep the photos coming!

  11. A "reefer" truck at 5:30AM? Big 10-4 on that, buddy!
    Guess it is never too early to catch a buzz...


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