Heatherwritesablog

The dragonfly way to Flagstaff

October 21, 2010
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As I began to leave the Joshua Tree National Park, a huge dragonfly cut me off. He flew down the road, and I followed. It was such an amazing exit! I’m all about surreal-life experiences, but this dragonfly seriously lead me toward the park exit for almost a mile! He hovered over the road, dreaming of being a Mustang or Beemer. As magical as that was, I had to say Byeee-ya, 10mph was fun for a minute but I had to get on my real-life way.

Hitting the road I realized I was very excited about this trip. With a new hairstyle (windows down), and an already unbalanced left arm driver’s tan, I was driving across country with a front row seat!!

On the way to pick up my co-pilot father in Flagstaff, AZ I saw a few interesting things…

Mile # 155- First mirage
Mile # 177- Bambi’s Mom 😦
Mile # 230- 2 elderly men on electric scooters with American Flags waving behind them
Mile #308- Sign claiming “Fresh Jerky for Sale” in the high Mojave desert
Mile # 355- A random fence with shoes tied to them (maybe a homage to the shoe tree in Nevada)

Then trip itself was magnificent. The desert ranged from 70-90 degrees, but with the windows down it was perfect! Soon enough the Joshua trees subsided, then mountains of pebbles seemed to grow out of the flat desert plains. Pebble mounds were replaced by rolling hills spotted with randomly spaced out bushes, suddenly it felt like I was driving across a bag of Idaho potatoes. Longing for potato chips, I enjoyed the view and in the distance a foggy haze settled below the blue mountain background. Hello America!

Pebble Mounds

Half scrubby face, half potato

The background


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