I was on my own last Saturday and took off for Death Valley to see the last of the super bloom desert flowers. Problem is, I left the house with only half a tank of gas. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, I started to get a bit worried as I watched the gas needle slowly dip towards empty. No other cars and no cell service. I reached the town of Tecopa, NV and stopped in front of a local micro brewery where a woman was unlocking the storefront. She directed me to Shoshone, where the gas would be close to $5.00 a gallon “because it’s in California, but only about 5 miles away. Or you could go to Pahrump where it will be a little over $2, but that’s about 30 miles away,” she said. So I stopped at Shoshone and found this rather uninspiring view that somehow inspired me. Directly across the street from the gas station. Nothing special here- in keeping with the mood of the scene; a straight on shot in JPG that I added a slight paint effect to. You can see the effect in the bushes in mid frame as well as in some of the mountains.
And I never made it to Death Valley.
I will be on my own, again, next week but have learned my lesson. A full tank of gas and lots of water. Maybe I’ll stop at Death Valley Brewery again!
Joe, Laurie, Patti, Stacey, and any other thirsty beer drinkers among you, I’ll be there waiting!