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No! I Can’t Stop here!

I15 South AZ
I15 South AZ – quick stop for the camera resulting in happy photographer, unhappy driver

Dummy here left the camera in the trailer when we set off for the Grand Canyon Skywalk so when spectacular scenery exploded into view I started to hyperventilate at each missed photo op. We were towing the trailer so the camera was about 12 feet behind me – not quite within reach. There was nowhere to pull over safely, but when himself could stand the puffing and sighing no longer he shot off the roadway onto a narrow shoulder then onto gravel kicking up stones in every direction.

I15 South AZ
Winding down through the canyon.

“There’s a big truck behind us,” I observed helpfully.

“I know there’s a bl***dy great truck right up my a**,” he rephrased for my benefit.

“Thanks!” I called over my shoulder, door open, one foot out, ready to leap before he saw how difficult it would be to get back on the Interstate. Cars shot as though out of a cannon from the bend behind us.

I15 South AZ
. . . and down . . .

You won’t see the best of it because I missed the most stunning scenery through amnesia forgetfulness so if you are an Interstate avoider, as we usually are, and are out this way, try I15 southbound through the top left corner of Arizona. The Utah scenery along I15 is superb and then just into Arizona – KERPOW! – one is transported into magical canyons.

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One last disappointing photo.

Where is the Silly Sign for Wednesday I hear you ask?

Well I missed it. It said ROCKS . . . just . . ROCKS!

The Highs and the Lows of RVing

It’s not often we drive at this elevation (but we did ascend to 12,183 feet on this road):

Taken along the road to the Rocky Mountain National Park Visitors Center.

Or at this elevation:

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park, Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level.

Can you see what they’re looking at?

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Can you see it now?

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I’m sure you can see it now:

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Scroll back up to the picture where the people are looking up. The sea level sign is way up above the railing between Sturgis and leather jacket, five uprights to the left of leather jacket.

Oh yes it is.

What are your highs and lows? Literally or figuratively?