Balloons, Canyons, Deserts, Evergreens, Fall 2017 travel blog

A cooler day

Badwater Basin & the salt flats

Artist's Palette

Dante's View overlooking Death Valley


Founded 1906 in 1907 mining town Rhyolite, population 3,000+ lights, water, phones,...

Sept 23-29th

We have been having a good time in Las Vegas. CW had a day or two feeling a bit under the weather but just lounging around the pool & hot tub, reading & good old fashioned R&R, he was good to go for our anniversary dinner at the Sunset Casino’s Buffet. We went to the Strip & tried our hand at gambling but not winning wasn’t fun so headed back to the RV Park.

Today the 29th. was Death Valley Day. It is a 2 ½ hour drive from Vegas to Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Even though I had heard stories & done research I was still very surprised at the landscape. The amount of stone, rock & mountains that we drove through to get to places like the Great Basin which is below sea level. The salt flats, the Artist’s Palette Drive with various coloured mountains and Dante’s View at 5,400 feet altitude giving almost a 360 degree view overlooking the entire width and almost all the length of the Valley, gave such an amazing perspective to this place. It was a 10 ½ hour day and well worth it.

We will be meeting up with friends over the next few days, visit Freemont Street & a show on the Strip before we start our trip home on Wednesday.

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