Road Trip To Vegas: Of Road Signs & Skywatch


I work in a hospital setting and one of the things we deal with every day at work is making sure we put the correct and accurate ICD code. "ICD (International Classification of Disease)is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems." (via WHO website).

Why am I telling you this and what does ICD codes have to do with my Vegas roadtrip? Well, I'll tell you. As one of my co-workers told me that she can tell (track) the story of a patient just by looking at the ICD codes that were used/applied throughout the treatment. This is how I see a road trip myself and in place of ICD codes I use road signs. Road signs tell the story of a road trip. And here's the story of my road trip to Vegas.

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In past road trip we stopped for a meal here. The restaurant is funky, lots of Americana on display and for sale in addition to the restaurant itself.

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Ain't a road trip grand? Kidding aside what is a road trip without the signs.

And sometime during the long drive I managed to take a single picture with a lovely cloudscape.
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Comments

  1. It makes a fascinating series of signs. That Zzyzx Road took the "cake" for me. Amazing that someone would come up with that. A very interesting post.

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  2. That last photo looks like the little town west of Vegas...what's it called...Parumph?!!

    We always stay at the MGM when there. Enjoy.

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  3. I too am fascinated with signs. Adore the idea of Ghost Town Road and Zzyzx Road sounds so much like Sleepy Road. Great post.

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  4. Beautiful sky shot for SWF ~ and loved the signs and the analogy to medical codes ~ made creative sense to me and great photos for your road trip ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. I simply love road trips. There is nothing better than packing some food, drinks and set off for a great adventure with your best friends! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

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  6. I've seen some of those signs driving between LA and Vegas. I remember Zzyzx road well!

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  7. Well, you are right. Signs do provide breadcrumbs to your road trip: If they are in the correct sequence. Some nice photos of the signs against the lovely surroundings and sky.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  8. I can say that you enjoyed the road trip. You inspire me to take shots more signs :D
    Thanks for stopping by.
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/07/sky-watch-bromo-crater.html

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  9. I never thought of the connection between ICD-9 codes and road signs! And the Zzyzx sign made me smile... took some field trips there during my college years. Wonderful spot with a great history.

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  10. Fabulous, Maria. This is the kind of thing Astrid would enjoy doing. Just follow the signs...especially the funky ones. :)

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  11. The sky shot very well taken and you have good interesting signs.

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  12. Hi! Very interesting post. Your last photo is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Great sign series and lovely skywatch entry.

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  14. You got some great drive by shots and looks like a fun trip.

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  15. Nice shots by the road side.

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  16. I liked the signs but LOVE the sky shot. :)

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  17. Lovely shots.
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  18. oh dear! pls post more of these signs! i did had fun browsing each one of them.

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  19. Great idea to photograph signs! Hmm...you inspire me to create my own. Not a road trip though haha Hope you don't mind!

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  20. I never knew there was an Ireland , Nevada! I'd want to go down that Ghost Town Road to see where it led :)

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  21. This is the first time i have a peep about your work there. And also the first time i saw a photo with a blur, indicating it is really shot on a moving car, haha! I can't imagine though how that sign Zzw....is pronounced!

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  22. This post is just grand! Love it!

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