Killing time

As I sit in my truck waiting for someone to come and fix Joe’s I have spent the time entertaining myself.

We have traveled a total of 177 miles today after having left Poway, California, near San Diego.

We have had some steep hills to climb and some very steep grades to descend on this trip thus far.

When Carissa was about six years old, in 1986, together we watched Labyrinth and the Neverending Story. I don’t remember which movie has a character come to life from a mountain of boulders.

Maybe there is one hiding here.


Or maybe here.


Around one bend of the road I saw this cattle pen at the base of a stone mountain. Spectacular is all I could think. Or maybe this is one of those “You had to have been there things”.


The rock mountains we passed are part of this range of mountains.


Between Ocotillo, California and Yuma, Arizona is flat desert until you find yourself in the middle of sand dunes. This is a fluid landscape, ever changing according to the winds. One year through this stretch of road we had to drive through sand that had been blown across the road in deep drifts.


The Border Patrol have dune buggies to chase down immigrants on fast moving vehicles of their own trying to cross into the US. We saw such a race a couple years back and that bit of excitement was akin to being at the races. Except the losers of the race were on their knees and handcuffed.


While checking and playing with the photos I took today while we were stuck at the Arizona Port of Entry (POE) because the truck Joe is driving is having a multitude of problems. After over 2 hours waiting in the heat someone came from Rush Truck Center to see if he could diagnose the problem.


We still don’t know what is wrong with Joe’s truck or what we will be doing tomorrow. We are at a hotel in Yuma for the night and I’m ready to call this day done.

Have a great weekend everyone.



About Message In A Fold

I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

4 responses to “Killing time

  • Jann

    Well…you put your time to good use! Get rest…will pray tomorrow is a better day!

    • Message In A Fold

      Thank you Jann. Yes, it is time to pray for protection and a safe journey. We still have over 1300 miles to go and right now it looks kind of iffy.

      You have a safe journey also. You have been in my prayers and will continue to be.

      Love you – Leslie

  • Lynn Claridge

    That scenery is spectacular and no mistake but just looking at all that sand brings on a thirst 🙂 I very much appreciate you taking the trouble to photograph all the different things you see and post about them.

    It is taking me quite a while to catch up with everyone 🙂

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

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