Here is a random gallery of images from this trip without any of the descriptions or blurb – click on any picture you like to enlarge it then you can run through a manual slideshow. Next trip to Phoenix and whale watching in California scheduled for later this year, I can’t wait, so roll on November.
Just a little thought from – The Dalai Lama
Old friends pass away.
New friends appear.
It is just like days.
An old day passes.
A new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful.
Make meaningful friends.
Make it a meaningful day.
The Hoover Dam
A rest area with a goods train passing by Yuma to Tucson
Wild hills and fog on the road to Phoenix near Globe
The snow capped mountains from along the road to Hurricane Utah.
Above the Hoover Dam
Keeping an eye on the bordello from the saloon windows.
On top before the descent to Anza Borrego and the Salton sea.
The Pacific Ocean near Oceanside
Looking out to the Pacific which is behind this bush and trash bin
Lake Henshaw boat jetty
Whiskey Pete’s striking entrance signage
A rather badly chewed leaf….
Lake Mead from the dam….
Weird stuff by the Longstreet Casino car park
Down to Borrego and the Salton Sea in the distance
Lake Toho through the open restaurant.
The creek running along the base of the canyon
A dolphin taking a dive
Snow Geese on holiday from Canada and what a honking racket they make………….
Towards Death Valley from Zabriskie Point
The Goldfield Saloon – a rough, ready and just a bit seedy establishment.
Looking out from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
Old mining equipment looking a bit worse for wear.
Near Zion National Park – Utah
A reconstructed Bordello from the 1890’s
Yacht and Island at Lake Mead
Outside Whiskey Pete’s Casina and Hotel
Down in Death Valley along Badlands Road, tourists walk the salt trails.
Old and deserted land with gates going seemingly going nowhere
Freight train by the Salton Sea, Southern California
Mohave salt lake landscape
The Salton Sea, Southern California. Tranquil, Hot and very beautiful in it’s own way.
This is the life – Apache Trail Flea Market proprietor.
Bird of Paradise in full bloom
Canyon Lake on the Apache Trail
Strange Californian fruits, not for eating!
Nevada by Lake Mead
On the outside of a wall at Whiskey Petes, Primm, Nevada
A very small emerald green hummingbird
Sunrise on the canyon walls at Zion
You just have to look up
A squirrel busy collecting by Lake Toho
Golden eagle at the entrance to the Memorial Park
The shootin range at Old Town
Indian country landscape
Lake Henshaw reflections
A desert bird with the perfect camouflaged plumage
The badlands, many a western hero or fugitive travelled here to hide in the canyons.
An intriguing wall mural in Kissimmee
Apache country near Tucson, Arizona
Snow Geese over Sonny Bono, Southern California.
The junction at Primm, Nevada
Must be a 1000 odd Ibis in the tree’s – Wow!
Bad Water Springs – I love the ‘BUTTS’ receptacle
An Alligator and a few Ibis
Badlands stop for relief !
The towering canyon walls at Zion National Park
Staying at St George, Utah with the Snow capped mountains of Zion in the background
Another long exposure of the creek at the canyon base
Through the first floor window of the saloon
A humming bird drinking nectar in the gardens
A view from Zabriskie Point down to Death Valley
The 85 Mile Marker above Anza Borrego
A sense of scale from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California. Can you find the three intrepid walkers, rather them than me at 82*F
Lake Toho covered jetty and relaxation area
Along Main Street, Downtown, Kissimmee
Main Street Mesa at dawn
An abandoned squad car along the 373 in Amargosa Valley
I love the graphics and Rolls Royce plate of this van at the Mesa fleamarket.
Inside the Saloon by the stairs to the first floor
Zion landscape, just before Springdale after Hurricane
In the Cuban coffee shop on Main Street
A humming bird drinking nectar from bird of paradise in the gardens
Dana Point and the Memorial Park on the cliffs
A California Quail at the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge
Deserted in the Mohave Desert, Southern California
In the park – first stop……………..
In the Cypress Swamp, a unique habitat and landscape
Photo’s on the external walls at Whiskey Pete’s