February 24, 2004

i see need a trip in my future

...Not a large one, just a quick jaunt somewhere. I still need to get my car up to spec smog-wise - and to do that will require a couple days in the shop. So I need to rent a car anyways, I was thinking about renting an SUV and going to the mountains or to the desert.

Death Valley has been on my mind a lot. Driving alone, viewing the sweeping nothingness along the West Side Road brings back such a calm feeling. Driving along a ruddy dirt road to get to a scary-looking abandoned talc mine, camping overnight in the back of an Xterra in the middle of nowhere listening to Bjork's "All Is Full Of Love" on repeat, eating Cheez-Its and drinking Gatorade, driving along a one-way pass and getting to the top of a mountain range only to drop into one of the most awe-inspiring and lonesome valleys (Titus Canyon) - it all brings back such a warm fuzzy feeling that I want to do it again.

I never did post the photos from my last jaunt - it was awhile back. Perhaps that gives me reason to go again - at least it would mean some sort of fresh content! If anyone has any ideas for overnight road trips in the southern California vicinity, I'd love to hear them!


posted by julie at February 24, 2004 03:11 PM

things people have said

Julie -

Don't think twice.
Go for it.

so said: Lee at February 27, 2004 05:59 AM



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