Northbound I-5 in Waterlogues: Day 2

Montague, CA 

Hornbrook, CA 

Ashland, OR 

Gold Hill, OR 

Glendale, OR

Fence Posts, Oakland, OR

Logs, Cottage Grove, OR

Rest Stop, Cottage Grove, OR

Rest Stop, Jefferson, OR

Rush Hour, Portland, OR


Chehalis, WA


The Hi-Lo, Weed, CA

We overnighted in Weed, getting there after darkness descended.
After checking in at the Hi-Lo Motel, we beelined to the Cafe.
Such a great placemat.
We both ordered B.L.A.S.T.s (Bacon, Lettuce, Avo, Swiss, Tomato).
We only ate 1/2, and packed the rest for lunch the next day.
 Our room, Suite 16, was spacious and had a complete kitchen, living room, two king bedrooms, and one bath.
6am view from my room, I could "just" see Mt. Shasta.
Kitty mug, blurry Shasta.
 We returned to the Cafe for hearty breakfasts.
Two free coffee tokens.
Great mug, I bought one two years ago en route to Vancouver, BC.
So long, Suite 16, you were sweet.


Northbound I-5 in Waterlogues: Day 1

Here's day one of my drive up I-5, depicted in Waterlogues. I dragged along a sketchbook for the entire trip and I have nothing to show from that effort. Waterlogues it is.
Rest Stop, Lebec
Big Ball, Kettleman City
Tomatoes, Mendota
Truck Stop, Gustine
Oversize and Aqueduct, Patterson
Garlic, Patterson
Rush Hour, Sacramento
At this point, it got too dark to take pictures.
Also too dark to see Mt. Shasta (boohoo).
We got as far as Weed (612 miles), where we spent the night at the Hi-Lo Motel.
Carmaig and I switched off on the driving.
He very kindly indulged me in my truck photography, and even captured me in the act (shooting the tomato truck).


Destination Seattle!

I have been offered the opportunity to accompany a friend on a drive north the second week of August. Yeah!
Planning is now kicked into fifth gear!

Updates and posts from the road most likely to transpire on Instagram @annembray.
It's a rare instance where I'll be more a passenger than a driver, so who knows WHAT I'll be up to.


Greetings from 39571: Pass Christian, MS #MBsociallydriven


US90 skirts the Gulf of Mexico and at Pass Christian it's right there, on the passenger side,
if you're heading eastbound, as I was.
I first photographed Pass Christian in 1995, on my way to an art retreat at The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA:
(before Katrina, with piers intact) 
The 2014 On the Edge US quick look: 

(These might not all be exactly Pass Christian. May include other Gulf towns west of Biloxi)
See more Mississippi Edge photos starting HERE in my Flickr album.

Linking up with Catherine's #SaturdayShareLinkup
Next stop? Alabama!


NOLA #MBsociallydriven

Long time, no write!

I believe I have found a way to return to writing about my 2014 On the Edge trip and to perhaps maintain my interest in the task. Time will tell!

Mercedes Benz approached me with a fun way to "Share My City". << click on that link from your smart device and you can join in!

Here is my New Orleans:

My plan is to make more of these 5-image slide shows of my trip.
Five images, one zip code = mini slide show. (Hopefully not just sunrises from my motel rooms -- I have A LOT of those!)
I had left off writing about the trip at New Orleans, and I thought it'd be a good starting point for this iteration of the project.

Next up, April 3, 2014: somewhere between NOLA and Panama City, FL.

If you make your own slideshow, will you share it here? 
I'd love to see everyone's 9-second adventures!