Sunday, July 24, 2016
After a month of staying put in the San Diego area I am on the move again. I have driven I-15 through eastern California, Nevada, the tip of Arizona and into Utah. Primarily the terrain is high desert. It is all sand and quite beige-y. The temperature has been hanging around 110 degrees. Interestingly, I was talking to a lady in Baker, Ca. and I mentioned the heat. She commented that it wasn't too bad. A few days ago it had been 121degrees. You're right! Later that evening, after sunset, I passed Las Vegas. It was all lit up and looked so sparkly. As I climbed the mountains on the east side of the city I glanced in the rear view mirror and the glittering lights of the city looked like a swirling galaxy in a very black universe. Even after dark the temperature hovered around 100 degrees. The next day I drove on through the northwest corner of Arizona and into Utah. Partway into western Utah I left I-15 and started my eastward journey on I-70. This is where the terrain started to change. Mountains ahead!