Moab – Part 4
Every day spent in Moab reminded me of the fact that I’m a very lucky girl. We reported to work everyday to a breathtaking location that I would never have had access to otherwise.
Photo courtesy of Laura Wolford.
The drive on the semi-paved roads were HELLA bumpy. So bumpy that when we drove over a boulder, we’d be sent flying straight up in our seats! Mercy!!! I always took the back seat of the van on the way in, because it don’t bother me none. Some crew members (mostly men) would whine + moan during the ENTIRE van ride about how horrible the jostling was. My god, man up!!!! I would just pretend that I was riding an elephant + everything was okee dokee.
The van driver yelled to me, “You take the back seat like a champ!!!!”. I don’t know if that’s anything that I would brag about to my friends, or especially to Jeff. I’m not going to run out + get that statement printed on a T-shirt, that’s for darned certain!
How cute is our department?! I loved them all. When we arrived at set, another half hour drive away – I was in a moooood!!!! Sarah was like, “Man, you are crazy cranky! What happened to you?!”. Well, guess what? Later, she gave me electrolyte pills that I drank with water + after that, I was tra-la-la, all the way. Magic happy pills! Cured!
An essential to have in Moab is Elete Electrolyte.
Get it. No matter how much water you drink, you NEED electrolytes!!! Elete Electrolyte are drops of sea water, potassium chloride, etc., to put in your drinking water, which saved our well-prepared department from many incidents of temporary insanity + clawing at each other out of dehydration desperation. The only place in Moab where it is sold (that we know of) is the FANTASTICAL + MYSTICAL hippie market, Moonflower.
Everyday Sarah always looked like a post apocalyptic country hitch hiker or scullery maid. Edgy unintentional looks that I greatly admired. We gave up on trying to look presentable or decent in any way. We gave ourselves up to the red dust.
As we were on set, a beautiful lightning storm came into the valley. The Los Angeles crew was like, “Eeeeeee!!!!” + we stopped shooting for safety reasons. Sarah, Debbie + I were like, “LET’S RIIIIIIDE THIS STORM!!!!!! Bring it!!!!”. The locals on set were also very unconcerned + stoicly muttered, “The storm will pass. We will remain unharmed.”. So, we 3 ladies took the opportunity to set our haunches down + have a wee chat. Sarah put on her new Patagonia Houdini windproof jacket + goggles. Amazing.
The hot + unpredictable weather surged on. We were truly looking forward to our one day off. If you’re going to have only one day off, one is sure to make it a spectacular one!!! Stay close to you computers for a glimpse of recreational desert fun times!!! Yes, Moab – part 5!!!!