Eastern California, Part 8
As we move farther eastwards we again enter the
Great American Desert.
Here, sand dunes and lizards surround us.
The main U.S. Interstate Highway -- Interstate
8 -- is but a hundred feet from the border. The camper and its
trailer in the image below are not parked. They are moving eastwards
toward the Colorado River and the tourist paradise of the Arizona
Note too the singular vehicle barrier. That continuous
line of triangular pipe segments chained together is all that
stand between smugglers from Mexico and America's massive Highway
When the camera is turned southwards, one of
the nearly two thousand border monuments along our border is our
only companion. The fixtures on the right side of the monument
are for a device which can be inserted and can then be used to
sight along the border east or west and maintain the official
alignment of the border line.