Saturday, April 10, 2010
MTFSO: Desert Country Roads
I really love driving down country roads and through the countryside.
Unfortunately, I live in the desert and for me,
the back roads here aren't really representative of what I call country roads.
Driving through the country or out in the middle of nowhere in the desert
doesn't present the passerby with views of farms or cows or horses.
There are no meadows of green grass and cute little critters grazing in its bounty.
It's very rare to see a tractor in operation.
There are no crops to be harvested or land to be plowed.
However, when driving through our desert country roads it is quite common to see old mines.
It is also very common to see wild burros.
Sometimes, the burros venture into the nearby town.
This baby burro was comfortable relaxing in the street, ignoring all the tourists walking by.
He even allowed a few people to give him rubs.
In the desert, if you look up you will see birds circling the vast space looking for their next prey.
Sometimes, there are nice surprises that you just didn't expect to find in the middle of the desert.
A little piece of history that may perhaps be gone the next time this road is traveled.
Discovering these gas pumps in the middle of the desert was awesome.
And then there is always that old truck that seems to be everywhere.
It may not be the same exact truck but take me on a drive anywhere and I'll spot one of these for you.
Well, that's the end of my road for now folks.
I hope you enjoyed the ride.
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