Vancouver to Vegas: the drive down

Late last night we arrived, the strip appearing like a glittering golden snake across the black horizon. From a distance, the Eiffel, the Space Tower, the skyscraping hotels were visible, if only in miniature. So much anticipation. Outbursts of joy. We made it! Celebratory music pumped as we rolled in, the landmarks we've seen a hundred times on film coming to life.

We had traveled into the heart of America. Central deserts surrounding. We had drove past incredible mountain ranges and saw the landscape transform. From coastal rainforests, thick with tall trees and taller cliff faces to flatness. The desert, small bushes, ground cracking from the heat.

Now, as everyone sleeps in, I couldn't resist sharing sights from our drive down:


Central Oregon:
West Idaho:
Southern Idaho:Northern Nevada:
Our ride down:


Central Nevada:
Now? It's time for a swim!

10 comments:

Noodles and Waffles said...

Beautiful pictures. Have fun in swimming! I love water.

Kim said...

you amaze me, wow.x

LouBoo said...

These are awesome pictures...especially the car wheel. They have a 'Thelma and Louise' quality! L x

twoloversontherun said...

i hope you take a lot of pictures so i can live vicariously through you. i'm not sure i'll ever make it to vegas! have a great time! (:

Molly McGonigle said...

I love the Idaho photos...so beautiful

robyn michelle-lee @ this is life. said...

wow - what a road trip -- it is gorgeous!

xoxo.

amazing photos!

Brooke said...

Oh, I love it! I am in such a mood to drive around in beautiful scenery, too! Have a great time. :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

gorgeous! i love the idaho shot :)

xo Alison

meli said...

Lovely pics!! Hope you are having a good time!

suzanne said...

thanks for the lovely notes on my blog. yours is a delight. love these pics!...have a ball:)

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