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Random travel notes

Driving through the Arizona high plains I saw a coyote loping away. Crossing in California a rust red kestrel with brindled grey wings swooped across the road in front of us.

We passed a rock slide area; Simon starts looking for the rock swings and rock roundabout.

Las Vegas at 9am looks hung over; dry and dusty, tawdry rather than twinkling, lights glaring rather than glimmering - waiting for a hair of the dog to do it all over again.

We saw a train passing through the Tehachapi loop, looping itself.

Are the dippers in the orchards bringing up oil or water?

Industrial desert towns; Boron and Chloride.

An eagle stumping along the road after a gopher, hefty thighs pounding tarmac on a Pasa Robles backcountry road.

The silhouette of a heron, wings fringed and feet dangling, flying across the road, black against the blue and white sky gilded by the setting yellow sun.

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jpkazarian
22nd Jan, 2007 18:42 (UTC)
Where is Chloride?

Well, I know where Boron is. State Highway 58 just west of US 395. But where is Chloride?

If the cold front that went through California last week had left, it must have been glorious on 58.

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Jason Paul Kazarian
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marypcb
25th Jan, 2007 21:34 (UTC)
Re: Where is Chloride?
Chloride was on our way to the Grand Canyon - from Nevada to Arizona somewhere ;-)
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