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The Great American Desert

January 15, 2014

A couple of months ago I saw this article about Google or Apple developing new glasses which take photos. Exactly how they work- no idea, with blinks perhaps? Anyway, I didn’t read the article… kinda dismissed it as another fad gadget for tech enthusiasts or, dare I say it, perverts?! Well, now I change my mind- I want a pair. I’d probably manage to capture more of the quirky towns, snow capped forests, those seemingly endless deserts and post the photos quicker. It would have been particularly useful in this stretch of our road trip…

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America Eating Abroad

Route 66

December 12, 2013

Leaving LA, we farewelled the sight of the sea and headed inland on Route 66! No American road trip seems complete without cruising down at least a small part of this historic path. It technically runs from LA to Chicago through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois… a certain someone has done the whole thing, but this time we only went through the first three states to get to Las Vegas.

As we drove further from the concrete jungle of LA, the desert landscape began to emerge… not as dramatically stunning as the pacific coast but still a little awe-inspiring. Mountains, valleys, dunes with tufts of tussock… it felt peaceful when the sun was out and solemn when the clouds came in. The vastness of this country really sunk in and I am not at all surprised that there are people here who have never seen the sea.

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