Monday, March 11, 2013

The Short Journey Back as Oppose to The Long Journey There!!


Guys I can’t tell you how glad I am to be back home after a 3 day 36 hour drive out to Marysville California. I never realized what a killer trip it would be when I told my son a couple of week’s ago that I would help him make the drive. We spent three days riding through extreme wind, sleet, heavy rain and lots of snow in Flagstaff and the mountains in California. In fact we were lucky to even get out of the Flagstaff Friday morning because of heavy snow. Let’s just say it was a trip that I will never forget; but parents will do most anything for their children and I am one of those parents. Jason owes his Dad a lot of fishing trips in the northern California streams after this journey. One of the highlights of the trip aside from the area that Jason will be working in is meeting one of my blogging buddies Mark of Northern California Trout he came up and we did lunch together on Saturday. Mark is one of those guys you feel like you have known for years. He and I pretty much covered the gambit of fly fishing over lunch. I hope things will worked out for us to meet again this summer when my wife and I fly out to visit Jason. This trip has kind of put a damper on my blogging for this past week, but I am back now and ready to read some interesting fish tails. I missed all you guys!!
 
One can't make a really quality picture with your vehicle moving, but this is an image of what we viewed from Northern Texas Oklahoma, Mexico and most of Arizona. In fact traveling 1-40 all the way to Flagstaff was summed up in that image above "desert".  When we entered Flagstaff we saw some beautiful country.
Lots of snow capped Mountains
Not use to driving in snow like this, if you are from the South
Wind turbines are really big in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and California
 
 
 

16 comments:

Trail The Outdoors said...

Glad to hear you made it back in one piece my friend. Can't beat a scenic drive though. Hopefully you and Mark meet again, but on a stream next time. Thanks for sharing Bill

David Knapp said...

Good to see you back safe and sound from your travels. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your spring fishing adventures...

Ricky Anderson said...

WOW! Sounds like you had quite the harrowing adventure! Glad you guys didn't have any mishaps.

Brookfield Angler said...

Gotta love those epic road trips.

This one reminds me of the drive from Vegas back to Chicago when my wife and I moved back.

A drive I remember to this day even though it was more than 5 years ago now.

Bill Trussell said...

Trail
A trip to remember for years--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks David, I hope to start my bluegill quest this week.

Bill Trussell said...

Rick
We were lucky to get out of Flagstaff and make it to Marysville on time. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Brook
You have some idea of what this kind of trip is like--thanks for the comment

Howard said...

I posted once but maybe forgot to post. Sounds like you had quite the trip. Glad you made it back safe and sound and back to writing.

Rainbow Chaser said...

Welcome back, Bill, happy to here you made the long drive safely and the flight back safely. Happy to see you met Mark. I imagine fishing with you two would be a lot of fun. Enjoy your summer trip out.

Brk Trt said...

Welcome back Bill.

Bill Trussell said...

Mel, Howard and Alan ---thanks for the comment, who knows one day I might get lucky and meet you guys.

Dwayne said...

Welcome back, Bill.

Blake said...

wonderful scenery, no mountains in alabama huh??

Bill said...

Sounds like quite a memorable trip. Welcome back.

Bill Trussell said...

Dwayne, Blake and Bill--this is one trip I want forget anytime soon. Thanks for the comment