Photos from Feb -May 2015 road-trip 
Denis O'Brien

From Langley, BC to: 
Amherst ,VA; Green Lane & West Chester, PA; Everglades, FL; Grand Canyon, AZ;  Black Rock Desert, NV 
-- 13,333 miles, 47 fill-ups, one California condor.


Closin'

Soon to be closed Sweet Briar College, Amherst, VA. Photo taken in March, 2015

 
 


Bloomin'

Desert flowers were definitely in bloom, particularly in the AZ deserts, not so much in NV.  All of these shots taken in Grand Canyon National Park, on or near the north rim of the canyon.  

 

 

 

        


 


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The Florida leg of the trip

Steve Martin was my co-pilot and intrepid guide to Florida and the Everglades.  Didn't see much wildlife in the Everglades-proper as it was awfully dry, but did see quite a few alligators along the back roads.  Most of the bird and manatee photos below were taken at Homosassa State Park -- great place.

  
St. Augustine

 

    

 


Steve & brewski at Meredith's 

 

 

Homoassa Springs

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reminders of G.W. Bush's economic policies and his Great Recession were everywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elbow Canyon

Some serious off-roading between Grand Canyon and Mesquite, NV.  
Some of these photos taken from websites about this goat trail, Elbow Canyon



 


Looking back at the first of many steep climbs

 


Mesquite, NV is out there somewhere

                  

                                                                       
These two are SummitPost photos of the same "road," same sky

 

                    
Michael took these shots of the poop-ur-panties road

 


Sweet pavement after 4 hrs and 30 miles climbing over those hills

 


Random shots, mostly of the Grand Canyon/Marble Canyon part of the trip

   

 

 

    

 

    

 


Black Rock Desert, NV

 


Lake Powell's bathtub rings

 

 


Marble Canyon leads into the Grand

  
Marble Canyon

 


The N edge of Marbel Canyon is on the left -- the canyon stretches across the entire photo 


Grand Canyon at Toroweep

 

 

 


 

My first California condor.  Marble Canyon, AZ.

 

 

 

  
 

This is my trip odometer (km) just after turning into the farm.  
If I could have drawn those 5 deuces while in Mesquite, NV, I could have bought this farm.

Finito

 

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