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Leaving Del Rio

The Great Weird Quest - Page 2

'Del Rio to Death Valley'

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In the Preface to his autobiographical 'Travels' Michael Crichton (author of 'Jurassic Park') writes:

"Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am. There is no mystery of why this should be so. Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, your refrigerator full of your food, your closet full of your clothes - with all this taken away, you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. That is not always comfortable, but it is always invigorating. I eventually realised that direct experience is the most valuable experience I can have..."

...near Del Rio

You're now looking at the Rio Grande which forms the boundary between Texas and Mexico - so the hills beyond are in Mexico. Behind me was a small impromptu camping area with several RVs, mostly hidden by small trees and low natural bluff (or cliff). I sat here that evening with my little petrol stove and boiled some coffee, then several eggs, I recall, watching the sun sink below the horizon as in the next shot, before turning in.


From Del Rio to Death Valley.....

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sunset over desert

Sunset at Del Rio





carson nf

Carson NF


towards the grand canyon

The Fabulous Road


Grand Canyon




Grand Canyon campsite with my bike & tent



G C again




monument valley

Monument Valley






Zion NP


Yikes! Caught on film


bryce canyon

Bryce Canyon






Heading for Las Vegas


las vegas

Las Vegas




death valley

Funeral Mountains


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