Friday, May 26, 2006

Middle of nowhere

We arrived last night after 11 in a town that had clearly rolled up the sidewalks. Thus far we've only seen strips and strips of motels, restaurants, gas stations on the two highways that intersect in Mojave. Oh, and the wind was blowing so hard we had to lean into it. Newly planted trees were whipping around in a 180 degree arc. The hotel desk clerk told us top wind speeds were forecast for 70 miles an hour over night. Not joking. Seems the pass through from Bakersfield to Mojave is an excellent channel for bringing wind to this location.

Today we will be birding near, you know, roads, houses, parks, resorts. Tomorrow we ae going here. That's Butterbredt spring, a popular springtime destination for migrating birds and the birders who love them. Dirt roads all the way in from the highways around that triangle.

Obligatory Knitting Content: have cast on twice for the "Lots of Options Top" from the Knit Stitch, using *bright orange* Rowan handknit dk cotton which I originally bought last year as possible Summer Sweater fodder. And I finished the toe of sock number one in the A Step Above pattern. May not make much progress on #2, since I appear to be missing one of my size 0 needles. Don't think I'm going to get areplacement here in the middle of nowhere.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've dyed your yarn. I'll be mailing it at the end of this week - I'll re-read your blog to find out how long your vacation is. Enjoy your bird watching - it sounds like fun! :-)

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May 31, 2006 9:07 AM  

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