Breakdown Uno for the bus

Perspective in Metal

After coming out of a marvelous camping, photo hunting, van selling, working week, I had a little surprise on the dash of Just ENuff. A little always-on glowing engine icon. I wanted to ignore it in hopes it was a false reading. But since it’s new to me and diesels are a bit fussier in their inner workings, I decided not to chance it. I cut my first day’s run short and stopped at a Flying J for an overnight stay. I figured with several truck stops in the area a mechanic wouldn’t be too difficult to locate. A quick diagnostic at the Autozone proved my logic to be sound. A bad glow plug. After picking up two, in case it runs in pairs, I started the hunt for a mechanic that could take me quickly. That was more of a challenge! I did locate one who not only worked me in for first thing tomorrow, but also let me camp on their property. I feel quite lucky in that regard.

It’s the Harvest Moon, and the first night of Sukkoth. I’m at a temporary location, so I guess I’m set 😊

I had the opportunity to do some amazing sight seeing though, even among all of the hard work of disgorging the van, selling it, disposing of things I can’t use (but not enough of that!!), and working my regular job. The International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City was a real treat, and not just for the gardens themselves. The abundant life, resembling something of normalcy, was the real joy. Volleyball games, soccer games, weddings, kids on skateboards and bikes, you know, the way the world used to be before COVID. Here are some shots from my two visits there.

The path
Three Stages of Beauty
Nature Nurtured Heart

I also got to visit Bridal Veil Falls and the surrounding area. Just beautiful, even if the fall colors are very muted this year.

Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
I’m starting to see creatures in wood

This grand view…

Above Bridal Veil Falls

…juxtaposed with this tiny fern beneath my feet.

Stop and Look

I also did some industrial photos at some abandoned buildings, but I’ll save those for later and let creation’s beauty stand for today.

~SE, in a parking lot near you 🙃

  8 comments for “Breakdown Uno for the bus

  1. October 3, 2020 at 5:59 AM

    What a nice trip. Your images make it look beautiful.

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  2. October 3, 2020 at 7:57 AM

    Sorry to hear about the needed repairs, but everything else sounds like it is going great. Beautiful pictures. I especially love waterfalls and that one is a real beauty.

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    • October 3, 2020 at 8:14 AM

      It’s stunning in person, so I hope you get to visit. Lots of free camping around that area as well, so your rig should fit well for a stay!


  3. October 3, 2020 at 4:04 PM

    I visited Utah for the first time this summer. It really does have stunning landscape. Thanks for sharing. 😊 The roses were so beautiful!

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    • October 4, 2020 at 9:13 AM

      Thank you. I’m a sucker for flowers, and especially old roses with scent. There were some gorgeous specimens there!


  4. October 9, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    And the adventure continues 🙂 Great photos, and not a bad place for a little repair of the spirits as well.

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    • October 9, 2020 at 2:50 PM

      Thank you. I’m ready for a break in those kind of adventures, lol. (eyes the bus suspiciously) And yes, the environment is great for a repair of the spirit as well.


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