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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.


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I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Driving To San Diego

I imagine, much to your boredom, that you've noticed that this blog recently has become an amateur geology blog. There are two good reasons for this: 1) I like rocks, being a New York City native I find the environment a novelty, and 2) that's all there is when you're driving from Phoenix, AZ to San Diego, CA.

Sorry fellas. There will be more stuff with people in it when I get to San Diego.

As you near the border, you pass by places like the Gila Mountains and the Yuma Desert in Southwest, AZ. If there's any proof that humans are ripe for punishment, here it is:

Yuma is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the US. Both its climate and location along the river make it a popular tourist haven in both winter and summer, especially for snowbirds and water enthusiasts.
West of Yuma, AZ, as you enter California are the Imperial Sand Hills. They are piles of sand miles long. It has been turned into a state recreational area, where you can drive buggies over for your entertainment. You can also act out your favorite scenes of movies like Lawrance of Arabia (the book is better) or Star Wars if you like.

The photos do not do it justice. Really. I know guys, it's a bunch of sand, but it was cool.

Wind power is the future! I bet the energy for all 15 people that live in the town is powered by these wind towers. They weren't moving by the way, which was one little kink in the natural power plan.

As the sun began to go down (at about 5 PM), we drove past the Vallecito Mountains, near exit 87 on I-8 in California. It's in Earthquake Valley. Nice.

It looks nice now. Hopefully it will stay in one piece long enough for me to drive past it again.

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