We made our way down the west coast, stopping in Crescent City California, and constantly ooo-ing and aahh-ing at all the marvels along the way. The redwood forest was kind of my thing. And off we went to embrace the things of Jennifer and Julia, though I must admit, I was feeling pretty thingie when we got there…
And so. Our lovely trip has come to an end. We’ve frolicked through the most foresty of forests, we drove through clouds, we fell in snow, we panicked in dark corners, we were amazed at everything, and we dicovered new climates at every turn.
And there was Snow? In Lake Tahoe? Who knew! Piles and Piles of snow! Snow banks bigger than I’ve ever seen them – houses buried in snow so as not to allow the escape of their inhabitants. And all for what?
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what is called yummy yummy light…
Oh, and let’s not forget the drive uP to Lake Tahoe: (driving through clouds part)
Then there was ALOT of driving in darkness, only to emerge here…
and so forth…
We were many moons away at these points, and suddenly as we approached, there was a choice to be made at Death Valley Junction. Turn left and follow the GPS, or turn right and follow the sign. Or how about, whoah! What on earth is going on with Death Valley Junction?! Have you seen this place? It’s completely abandoned exept for an opera house. I did some googling on the matter and it turns out that a young woman was driving through in 1967 when the place was a thriving town and she blew a tire, and never left. She was a dancer, and her husband was the comic releif, and they opened a theatre in the town. But before we saw the theatre, we saw a collection of old, not to long ago abandoned homes and a shop. We poked in a few windows, and there were plastic bags filled with stuff, cleaning supplies, bedroom furniture, all in disarray as if these people left in a hurry. There was even a shop, where all the products had been torn from their shelves and the whole place was just super creepy.
Lots of buildings like this:
And little pueblo type things like this (minus Julia)
Well folks! Seeing as how I’m in a Vegas hotel room, the trip has come to an end, but tune in Wednesday for a fabulous engagement session at Red Rock Canyon with Corinne and Colin!