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in passing

I am a big fan of long car rides and road trips. I love driving through towns and gazing across the landscape along highways. There is something about the open road that is captivating. So 3 hours into a family road trip to Phoenix Arizona I began snapping a few shots as we drove along the highway. Most of these where taken along Interstate 40 and Interstate 8, that run across the desert between California and Arizona during our two long drive days to Phoenix and back. 

This was not just away to occupy my time but small recordings of where I was, when I was and my reflections during that time. Its a road journal that captures the tranquil yet diverse desert landscapes while in passing.

We logged over 1800 miles spending about 30 hours in the car with no satellite radio, ipod or even cds. We took a few detours which is why there were so many miles. We drove to Lake Havasu City, The Grand Canyon, Sedona and on the way home we spent 2 days in Legoland. Despite the long drive there were minimal complaints and we all had a blast! k

October 22, 2014 10:06 am near Wasco, Ca © kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 10:06 am near Wasco, Ca © kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 12:46 pm near Barstow, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 12:46 pm near Barstow, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 3:30pm near Needles, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 3:30pm near Needles, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 4:37pm near Lake Havasu City, Az ©kristin chapman

October 22, 2014 4:37pm near Lake Havasu City, Az ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 12:33pm near outside Phoenix, Az ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 12:33pm near outside Phoenix, Az ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 2:51pm near Welton, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 2:51pm near Welton, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 3:04 pm near Yuma, CA ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 3:04 pm near Yuma, CA ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 4:44pm near Ocotillo, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 4:44pm near Ocotillo, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 4:49pm Ocotillo, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 4:49pm Ocotillo, Ca ©kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 5:33pm El Cajon-Harbison Canyon © kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 5:33pm El Cajon-Harbison Canyon © kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 6:04pm Del Mar-North City © kristin chapman

October 25, 2014 6:04pm Del Mar-North City © kristin chapman