Wide Open Spaces - 2007-2008 travel blog

Wide Open Spaces - 2007-2008

Sarah travel blog
After an amazing fourteen months in Big Sky, Montana, I am about to embark on another road trip. Almost everything about this trip is up for grabs - the length (one month, two months, six months?), the route (mostly the West and Southwest, I'm guessing) and the rest. Only the name I've given the trip is a certainty - I'm calling it "Wide Open Spaces" for two reasons. The first is the name of the song by the Dixie Chicks. My friend Jane gave me the CD last month, and it immediately struck a chord with me - I guess you could say it's become my theme song. The second reason is that living in Big Sky for a year has reinforced my love of the West. There truly is something about the wide open spaces here that calls to me.

So, I am setting out to more fully discover the West, to build on those things that I have gained while in Big Sky - a renewed love of the outdoors and knowledge of what is truly important to me. Perhaps this journey will also be a pathway to new things and experiences, perhaps I'll discover more about myself. As my friend Kevin always says, I'm going to look through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

This time I won't be traveling alone. My friends in Miami gave me a gnome to accompany me and to have adventures of his own. So you can look forward to seeing photos of the gnome as I go along.

I'm ready to begin this new journey and hope you will travel with me vicariously.

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Channel Islands National...
 
42 
 
 
Down the Coast to San...
 
 
 
 
Culture and History in...
 
43 
 
 
On the Back Roads to...
 
 
 
 
Desert Modernism in...
 
44 
 
 
Palm Springs to...
 
 
 
 
The Joshua Tree
 
45 
 
 
Just Deserts
 
46 
 
 
Return to Las Vegas
 
47 
 
 
Home to Baltimore for...
 
 
 
 
Merry Christmas
 
48 
 
 
New Year's Eve in the Air
 
 
 
 
A Job for the Summer
 
49 
 
 
Hoover Dam
 
 
 
 
Red Rock Canyon in the...
 
50 
 
 
An Unexpected Jaunt
 
 
 
 
New Life in Death Valley
 
51 
 
 
Mountains and Basins
 
52 
 
 
Winter Wonderland in...
 
53 
 
 
The Loneliest Road in...
 
54 
 
 
Great Basin National Park
 
55 
 
 
Valley of Fire
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