Seems like an oxymoron doesn't it? But truly, the freeways are beautiful here. I took some pictures so you can see.
Even though I'm too young to get into the 55 and older parks, I still need to take notes so that I can remember what I wanted to tell you. For one thing, I wanted to tell you that when Mike gets drowsy during a day of driving, he rolls down the window and barks like a dog to wake himself up. I'll leave it to you to decide what to make of this.
We found a camera shop today where I was able to get the things I wanted for my camera--a split neutral density filter (to darken the skies when they are too bright to shoot without blowing them out), and a new strap for my new camera. Mike also found a monopod (a tripod with only one leg) so that he can steady the camera when he makes video. I haven't yet figured out how I can post video.
While we were driving we remembered a time when we lived in Phoenix, the first year of our marriage, that we made a big vacation weekend to Flagstaff--several hours north of Phoenix. Before we drove out of town, we stopped by a second-hand store where I was selling some old clothes on consignment. Turns out I had sold $12 worth of clothes. It was all the money in the world to us at that time. Times have changed for sure.
But the most exciting thing we did today was to add Arizona to our United States sticker on the side of the RV. I suggested we add New Mexico at the same time, but Mike takes this whole thing very seriously. He said we actually have to BE in New Mexico before we can add the sticker.
Mike has found a place where he can get his shock absorber replaced, and so that's probably what will happen tomorrow. But we will be heading to the national park within the next couple of days. More to come.