Holy crap it is early. Does the clock really say 0645? Uggh... I thought I left the alarm clock behind in St. Louis when we sold the house. I guess that's the price of wanting to see the sunrise in the salt flats. Coffee. We need to at least make coffee before we leave. Ok... crisis averted. Just need to grab the dog and some donuts for a photo op we may never get again.
A gorgeous sunrise in a desolate place stirs my soul just a little bit. The realization that traveling changes who you are as a person is becoming apparent to me once more. I had this feeling on the last trip and had nearly forgotten it. There is something about being out in the world without being tied down that really sets a person free. It makes you feel insignificant in respect to the world. I hate to break this to my readers who think they are super special and the world revolves around them, but it doesn't. You are just a spec of dust in the time line of history. You were born, then you die. Everything in the middle is just stuff. Enjoy your life before you die.