Well, it wasn't actually 3:10 ... it was more like noon. High Noon, as they say in the West.
And ... it wasn't to Yuma; we were actually leaving.
And ... it wasn't a train ... it was more like a dune buggy ... in fact, it was this dune buggy.
And ... there wasn't a bad guy ... more like a really good guy, in the form of Johan here.
So we're headed out of Yuma and 17 miles on the West 8 freeway, we spy these awesome dunes ... like Sahara-awesome-type dunes! Gotta stop, you know?!
We roll in and climb out of our woefully-inadequate-for-dune-wrestling economy car to grab some snaps.
Just as we start up a hankerin' (they say that in the westerns ... ;o7) for renting one of those dune buggies and trying out the sandulations, who should pull up alongside but Johan, in his badass $25k rig, and start chatting us up; where are we from, etc.
The next thing you know he's offering us a ride!!
Oh. Em. Effing. Geeee!
It was a thrill a minute, but I admit, at one point, I thought we were going to die. I didn't know this guy ... who knows ... maybe he had a suicide wish and wanted company?! ... :o0. He said, as we went to the top of one of the steepest dunes, "now, it's going to drop off here." I was sitting up front and, as I looked over the forward edge, there was nothing underneath us!!
What a nice bit of magic during a road trip ... :o)
, if you're still in Yuma, head 17 miles west on the 8 and go to the dunes (it's easy to find; there are a bunch of these guys there). Ask for Johan and tell him Robin sent you ... ;o7 (Here's a better shot of him and his rig for I.D. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/2XqtTQW1U3aeh5tYb23NGDE6qiejp2oACm3h3nAi8TsM=s0)
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