Gabbs Nevada Road Trip
Our road trip last weekend was toward Gabbs, Nevada. We turned off on a couple of dirt roads to look around. I don't see cactus too often in the desert, so this was a nice surprise. I still had a little nice morning light when we arrived.
I've come to like the patterns and prickly nature of the desert plants I see. They give off good reflections. This was at a mining site and there were pipes here and there, metal things scattered about and this great red pipe in the ground. Some color!
I found this old car kind of a ditch and I could get down to it. The light reflections were really nice on it. So much of it was metal, which was nice. No plastic.
I thought maybe the car was a Plymouth at first, but see the name begins with a D, so not sure.
I liked this page from a magazine. It talks about change. I like exploring these areas in the desert. A lot of times it's like people just decide it's time to go, leave everything but absolute necessities and move on.
A slanted cabin still upright, but maybe not for long. We sat in the truck for a bit before getting out to explore this area listening to Janis Joplin sing "Me and Bobby McGee". I sat next to a guy at a 21 table the other evening who said he'd seen Janis in concert once. I thought that was neat.
The top of the cabin. I liked the shadows and the view of the desert in the distance.
There was an old Kenmore stove with everything metal and pink paint. I loved the dial on the top. Every surface that's metal has bullet holes in it out in the desert. There's always a little fire pit close by and beer cans left by the happy shooters.
And someone left a smiley face on a hill. Thought I'd end my post with that. Hope you have a good weekend.