Monday, April 9, 2007

MONDAY APRIL 9th

Hi there...we are in Parhump, NV today.  Spent Saturday night at a campground in Death Valley.  We had hoped to see Scottie's Castle but got there just as it closed. I took a few pictures of it, got some postcards & a book that tells about it's history.   We wanted to go thru the valley..so headed out from the campground Sunday morning in the opposite direction.  It was about 100 degrees all day as we were driving.  We found a beautiful resort (Furnace Creek) in the actual town of Death Valley.  Had our Easter lunch there...got 5 gallons of gas ($4.29), visited the Borax museum (remember 20 mule team Borax?)  and continued on.  Even with the terrible heat we enjoyed the beauty of the valley.  I took pictures of course...  We got to Parhump yesterday evening.  (Much cooler)  We went to their Wal Mart and I got my 188 pictures printed out, started an album and had them all put on a CD for later when I put them in my journal (thanks again Monica for the help in that area)  Today we are at the library, while we wait for a 2pm appointment for a guy to check our propane tanks.  Then on to Las Vegas for tonight and then on to the Grand Canyon.  Bob's daughter & son in law, have a place in Phoenix that they rent out...there's no one there right now, so we'll be able to use it while in the Phoenix area.  That will be nice..a fully furnished home away from home for a few days.  I hope you all had a blessed Easter weekend.  It seemed weird to us to be out in Death Valley on Easter.   But we did encounter a full grown Easter Bunny at the resort.   More later.....Linda

10 comments:

justplainbill said...

Linda, good to hear from you. Sounds like a nice trip. Bill

pm71blackfen said...

Hi Linda,  I could be writing about my trip to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas in a few weeks time!  We will be going to the States on Thursday week for three weeks and will visit lots of other places too.   So how hot is it there exactly right now?!  We went last year in May and it was 119* at Hoover Dam, way too hot to get out of the air-conditioned car!  Oh well, we'll find out soon enough!  Can't wait to go to Walmarts either!  Enjoy your home-from-home in Phoenix! ~~~ Pat    http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

mastersblynn said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter! xox Barbara

pharmolo said...

Hope you had a great Easter on top of all the great sights, Linda

mariealicejoan said...

Thanks for the update.  I feel as if I am on holiday with you! Keep on truckin!  and enjoying!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

queenb8261 said...

sorry I haven't been by in a while. It sounds like a wonderful time being had.
Be safe!
Barb  

jlocorriere05 said...

It sounds great fun Linda! I know you'll love the Grand Canyon, I've been a couple of times but was always disappointed with the pics, it's just so vast you can't get that perspective in a photo! Staying in a house will be great for a few days after camping, enjoy the luxury of it! See you later, happy trails ...........!! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

jeadie05 said...

How nice to have a little break at the house ,I am looking forward to seeing your pictures ...love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda sounds like a fantasic trip ~ Home away from home sounds great will be nice for you to be in a house for a while ~ Hope you had a good Easter ~ Looking forward to seeing your photo's ~ Ally

kaydeejay5449 said...

Sounds like so much fun!  Glad you are having such a good time.  I nearly choked at the $4.29 for a gallon of gas.  I thought $3.29 was bad!  Be safe.
Hugs,  Kathy