Monday, June 7, 2010
Another Driving Day
The roads were mostly straight sections today from Winnemucca, Nevada to Burns, Oregon. The highways followed the valleys between hills and mountains. Cattle ranches were scattered along the way and a few irrigated hay fields had been claimed from the usual sage brush.
The drive was pleasant compared to the very short distance on I-80 yesterday. Hate freeways.
In addition to the cattle pasturing in the sage brush, there were deer, antelope, occasional hawks and crows perched atop a power pole. Or in the absence of power poles -- they were perched on fence posts. The wild life was balanced with at least one flattened snake. Soaking up warmth on the highway was a bad decision.
On one straight section of about 70 miles I was passed by three cars and met six. This is my kind of travel.
Soon the satellite radio was turned off and my mind was planning near term 2010 travel; tentative travel plans for years 2011 and 2012; where to settle when done wandering.... No firm decisions were made, but the field of possibilities was narrowed.