more photos from our journey…

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photos from the never-ending story adventure…

…still to tired and out of it to write anything that makes any sense, but would like to show you some photos from our never-ending story adventure. we left off in fremont and were headed to walnut creek.

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and, there you have it…

…i knew that i was run down and exhausted…other people didn’t see it, or maybe they just didn’t care…sending me off on my merry way…they couldn’t wait. my brunchmate put it so eloquently…”love and light, love and light, love snd light.” it made good sense to me. i am in the process of practicing even now, here in the hospital. there are several “love and light” awards thst i would like to give out. you’ll know on when you get one.

and, there you have it…

henderson to helendale…

…buggs and i left at about 1300. it was later than i wanted, but there were things that i needed to take care of before leaving.

for one, the nevada dmv sent me my new license plates, but no paper registration or stickers. i needed to take care of that, which i did quickly.

the nevada dmv allows you to schedule appointments online and i did. i was fortunate enough to get right in, get a nice lady, and get out.

i needed to go to the ninety-nine cent store to get water and snacks for the road. however, i always get sidetracked by things there and it takes me awhile.

part of my problem was that i had no idea what i wanted and of course, you never know what they’re going to have. all told, i was in there for over an hour.

i got whole wheat multi-grain crackers, chunks of cheddar cheese, tuna, instant espresso, peanuts, almonds, and sour patch kids to keep me awake.

i returned to the apartment, took my bags and buggs bed to the car, and then, i arranged the set-up. i put buggs bed in the co-pilot seat with his blanket.

near me, i put water bottles and sour patch kids candy. (i’ve been completely off sugar, but the taste and keeping my tongue busy, keep me awake.)

i went back to the apartment, put buggs in his blue and white hanukkah harness, and took him for a long potty walk. then, we arrived at the car.

once there, my co-pilot jumped into “his throne,” and i strapped him to his seat belt through his harness. i made absolutely sure that my dog was safe.

we started the air conditioning and then took the prerequisite selfies. once done, i said, “okay google, take us to fremont, california.” she got right on that…

…and, we were off like a “turd of hurdles,” as my ex would say. we drove fast and approached the mojave desert and fort irwin in ninety-nine minutes.

which generally takes two and one half hours when going the speed limit. my friend works in the er on base, that’s how i know…nothing but, desolation.

we pulled over close to helendale and the base, right in the middle of the mojave desert. i took photos and then, i took buggs out for a potty walk.

these are our photos from that first leg of our journey. they include our selfies, our welcome to california inspection, and the beautiful, expansive sky.

…more tomorrow, i was exhausted today and didn’t get much written or touched up. i woke up every two hours thinking that i forgot to pick-up a pet.

random…

…so, here’s the rest of what i’ve got photographywise for this sunday. i’m people watching again and here are some shots from starbucks and the omelette house. and, the odd two out of course is me…me and my bottlecap and my cup of coffee this morning.

clouds…

…i’m fascinated by them…always have been. i’ve always been able to watch them for hours, as they move around the sky…shifting and morphing into other shapes…merging and disconnecting with others…changing color…and, swelling with raindrops.

pre-dawn…

…not night…

…but, not quite day yet…

…not cool…

…but, not quite hot yet…

…not loud…

…but, certainly not quiet…

…not busy…

…but, not sparsely populated…

…it’s predawn…

…the moment, the point…

…where night and day…

…split apart and separate…