Epic drives, beautiful colors and breathing room abound in the Southwest
Driving the Southwest
I don’t know if it is because it took me a long time to get from the baggage claim to the rental car counter and I just wanted some speed to get the day started, or because its just a stupid cool car. But while I was at the rental counter I bumped up my full size car to the Dodge Challenger at the Las Vegas airport. I always wanted to get behind the wheel of one of those beautiful cars and the open road and dry terrain of the Southwest just seemed like the recipe for awesome. For the record, it was well worth the extra hundred bucks. I suppose it’s only fitting that the first couple of pictures are of that Dodge Challenger, so here are the obligatory shots.
Scenery of the Southwest
It would not be hard to see the landscape only for its similarities throughout a drive in the Southwest. The rock formations, the vegetation that grows erratically, the rolling clouds and long stretches of empty roads are the bulk of the sights you will see. However if you let yourself be absorbed by the spirit of the landscape you start to slow down. Once you slow down you see things in a different perspective. You start to see magnificent peaks imposing their dominance in the scenery. These tall guardians quietly decaying.
You see their bands of colors, white, red and orange decorating their facades.
You notice those rolling clouds that block sunlight on the mountain causing highlight and shadow to watlz across the great barriers.
And you see the lonely road, painting your pathway to enjoy the magnificent rocks that are dotted sparsely with hearty green plants.
That is the southwest I am seeing, the captivating vibrant hues of color and the majesty of the hills. Its a unique sight and a tremendously beautiful drive on the I-15.
Rent a Challenger. They’re awesome.