Every trip has a turning point--that psychological apex when you feel you've traveled as far as you will away from home, and every moment and mile beyond that is pulling you back.
I knew we had reached that point when I got back into our rental SUV after taking this image and my traveling novelist compadre, Gary Goshgarian Braver said, "Ya know buddy, I think we've used up all our freebee miles in this heap. The rental joint is going to pinch us, what was it--29 cents for every mile from here to LA. The way I figure it, that's going to goose our cards for another 70+ bucks!"
I sighed and put arms and head on the steering wheel. "You think that’s a rip-off," I laughed, "I just photgraphed a whirlwind trying to unscrew a power pole."