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Sunset outside Fallon Nevada

The Loneliest Road in America

The desert is vast and expansive. It lies before us, folding out on itself repeatedly. Even in the high elevation of 5-thousand-some-odd feet, the desert does not look altogether different from some of the lower elevation deserts. Sand. Rocks. Prickly plants of various varieties competing for the minimal rainfall that drops each year, and hunkers…

Ridiculous Driving Awards

I was driving the Tahoe last night, Jeremiah was passenger, when he said, “you need this exit,” and pointed to the exit practically behind us. “This exit?” I asked, “like, right here? This one?” Yes. This exit. And, with that, I crossed two lanes of freeway and took the exit.  18-months-ago-Sasha would have said, “we’ll…

Best Foods on the Road

I have unfairly judged Bakersfield to be the butthole of California. In November 2018, I experienced my first look at oil fields. I’d never experienced them at all before – and they were unsightly. Alien to me. And I got my first glimpse right here in Bakersfield. So, without thinking much about the city itself,…

San Felipe Mexico Home On Wheels

South of the Border

And, just like that, we’re heading to Mexico. I should back up. We’ve been holding our breaths, trying to figure out where to go from San Francisco. Back East? Up North into Canada? Not in early February, thank you very much. We have a departure date from the Bay area set on January 30th, and…