Goddess and I just returned from an eight day trip around the western US.
It was a trip of contrasts, from the garishness of Las Vegas to the pure silence of Death Valley.
From the heat of Death Valley to the relative frigidness of the north coast of California.
From the demoralizing crush of humanity in Yosemite to the blissful isolation in a Redwood grove.
But each experience was worthy of reflection.
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada