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Another short trip
8/25/06, 3:06am
Well, starting today I'm working an entire 14-day stretch alone, so I decided to get in a trip before that and headed up Highway 395 to Bridgeport, where Ashley and I went to Aurora, NV and Bodie, CA. I wasn't really sure if I was going to attempt to get to Aurora again, since it's 28 miles (each way) on an unpaved road, some of which requires 4WD by Nevada state law, but Ellen made it there just fine (I chose to ignore that 4WD legal requirement).

In Bodie I met a fellow photographer who runs workshops and can get me into many of the buildings in Bodie as well as permission to stay after 7pm when the town closes to visitors, so I can get star trail shots after dark. I might take him up on that sometime next year.

Also, I have now finally beat the highest price I ever paid for gas from 2004 in Big Sur. Remember that sign I posted a picture of a couple years ago in Bridgeport when it was $2.99 and when Rob posted the picture on Fark everyone thought I had photoshopped it? Well... It's $3.99 now.

All in all, it was a pretty fun trip, except for the moment I was positive I had just watched Ashley get run over by a car... That was too close for comfort.

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Re: Another short trip
8/25/06, 9:05am
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Glad to hear you're back safe and sound...Ashley too!!! That must have been very scary.

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Re: Another short trip
8/29/06, 10:44pm
>Glad to hear you're back safe and sound...Ashley too!!! That
>must have been very scary.

Yeah, it was a pretty close call. My heart stopped for a few seconds, I think.

The pictures from the trip are online now for anyone who wants to see them: http://www.ldphotography.net/Travel/20060821-22/

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8/30/06, 8:37am
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Poor Ashley!!!! I'm glad to hear she's ok.

I'll go over and take a look at the trip pictures.

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8/30/06, 9:42am
>Poor Ashley!!!! I'm glad to hear she's ok.

She was pretty much oblivious to the whole thing. When I saw her disappear behind the car's hood from my vantage point, I yelled out and the guy driving hit the brakes. I ran to the front of the car and she was just standing there with that dopey little tongue-dragging grin of hers. I don't think she even realized what happened.

I thought she knew better, but apparently I need to be keeping a closer eye on her. We had done a lot more walking over the previous couple days than she's been used to lately, so she was a bit sore and moving slow. That probably had something to do with it, too.

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8/30/06, 11:11am
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Yikes! That must have been scary.

I took a look at the pictures...neat stuff. The title of the album on your site sounds like a Deadwood episode, but then Bodie sounds like it had a lot in common with Deadwood.

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