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Escaping the fog

SONY DSLR-A900, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO 200

It’s Sunday and it’s foggy again. We know we should go for a walk, but the beach is not really inviting when it’s just gray in gray and taking pictures is not really an option either – driving up to Yellowstone though is an option!

We have had this in mind since we returned to San Diego a month ago, but only in the last couple days the thoughts were getting stronger. We quickly check the weather forecast and see that it’s supposed to be nice this coming week and then it will start raining and snowing. So, if we want to go, then now! This is at 10am.

It’s 11:45am when we drive off the curb in front of the house. It’s 450 miles to St. George, where we will stay over night.

There is lots of traffic all the way north almost until Barstow and that’s also about when we finally get out the fog. From there we have sunshine and the temperatures are getting into the 90’s (30 Celsius) – it’s a good feeling after a month of coastal marine layer and temperatures hardly ever above 70 Fahrenheit (20 Celsius).

We stop after about 3 hours to get gasoline and visit the bathroom – then we stop again at the “Virgin River Canyon” recreation area, about 10 miles ahead of St. George. It’s about 5:30pm and the sun is setting, the light is warm and the scenery with the river and the mountains just beautiful.

Shortly after we have dinner at the Chuck-A-Rama Buffet Restaurant and then head to the Howard Johnson to get a room for the night.

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