Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Benighted & Oasis

The Artist's Palette...


Crows - could they be a more unsuitable colour for the desert? How do they survive?


We lingered too long at the Artist's Palette and heading back from there we thought it was all downhill. How wrong we were and how disappointed to see the tarmac snaking upwards again.


When we eventually made the main road it was really too dark. We sped up and I left Kathryn at an extremely posh hotel whilst I shot off to get the car. It was only about 10 minutes further on. I chucked my bike in the car and went to get Kathryn. We pulled out to the dirt car park of the posh hotel and tried to quickly load bike bits and trailers into the car. This was a faff not helped by someone in a van driving past, stopping next to us, looking at what we were doing and driving off - 3 times he did this. It turns out he was some kind of security but a pretty stupid security guard to behave like some miscreant.


Tired and now irritable thanks to security guard weirdo, we headed for furnance creek and got a room on the complex. Not at all bad it turned out. Food ok, nice pool too, nice late checkout times. All good! Well, a little expensive but not really so bad given that it was an oasis in the middle of the desert!


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