A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
I'm finally getting around to taking you on the trip along I-15 from Salt Lake City to St. George UT in early December 2013. These photos will not be crystal clear because they are all taken from the front windshield of a car going, my grandson assures me, at the legal speed limit.
In Utah County south of Salt Lake City. All the photos in this travelogue were taken at anywhere from 65 mph to 85 mph. (Our grandson, who drove us, averred that he never drove over 81.5 mph, on the increased amount of highway where the speed limit was raised to 80 mph). Driving this road frequently, as many do, tends to dampen the appreciation of the varied and sometimes-dramatic landscape on this nearly 300-mile stretch of highway on the main corridor from SLC, with connecting I-70 from Denver in central Utah, to Las Vegas and southern California. So forgive a tad of blurriness, since the scenery never stood exactly still.
I am going to take you on a trip from St. George UT, in the southwest corner of the state, to the Salt Lake Valley along I-15, one of the major transcontinental routes linking to I-70 east to Denver in mid-state, and I-80 east through Wyoming at Salt Lake. This photo is of the landscape immediately north of St. George. All photos were taken through the windshield at a speed of either 76 or 81 miles per hour, depending on posted speed, since my sons allow one mph leeway to obey the law. They were taken with a Canon 7D with telephoto lens. I will be dragging this trip out for awhile. For those who drive the I-15 corridor often, you may gain a new appreciation for the scenery that we all tend to take for granted. For flatlanders and friends from around the world, you can visualize more clearly what it is like to live in a landscape dominated by mountains. Enjoy the trip.
Another trip to the Salt Lake Valley along I-15 netted numerous more photos. All were taken through the windshield at a speed, my son assures me, only one mile per hour over the 80 mph speed limit in some sections of I-15. A few bugs (as in insect smashes) will show up in some of the photos. Here is the first photo. Others will follow