Our trip to Death Valley – a photo post!

Last week we took advantage of some very cheap airfare down to Las Vegas, a place we enjoy visiting every so often. We stayed at our favorite hotel (the SouthPoint) and rented a car as we always do.  We have our little “routine” – upon arriving at the airport: we take the shuttle to the car rental center, grab our car, and head directly to In-N-Out for awesome burgers. Then we check in to the hotel, settle in to our room, play a few slot machines, and have dinner somewhere.  We don’t stay up crazy-late because who wants to feel icky the next day?  Not us. We’re way too old for that.  We also love to go to shows and have seen probably 20 shows in Vegas, most of which have been excellent.  Since we’ve seen so many Cirque du Soliel shows, we decided to try something different this time.  We went to see a winner of America’s Got Talent, a magician called Mat Franco.  What a great show! Completely family friendly and yet totally captivating and amazing.  Young Mat is such a personable fellow, and you’ve just gotta love a guy who does a tribute to his biggest fan in every show – his Grandma!! Anyway, we didn’t want to spend all our time in (smoky) casinos, so we decided to head on over to a place we’d only ever heard about, Death Valley National Park. It took about 2 hours (an easy drive) to get there. Our entry was free, since one of us is over the age of 62 and has a “Golden Age” pass {get one for $10 if you’re over that magic age – it’s good for the rest of your life!!!}.  Apparently Death Valley is known not only for extreme temperatures (134 degrees F), but also for the mining of Borax.  I remember my Dad washing up every evening after work with “Boraxo”…. and I also remember putting powdered Borax into my laundry years ago.borax

 Anyway, enough rambling on —-I hope you enjoy my photos.  🙂

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3 thoughts on “Our trip to Death Valley – a photo post!

  1. Loved your photos and especially your comments about them! Thanks for sharing and for bringing back my own memories of a trip Tom, Naomi and I took one summer. Yes, we went to Death Valley in the *summer*. What were we thinking? We nearly died from the heat and oh, all the popsicles we ate that day! Heh. Again, loved your post much, Susan. Blessings, Debra

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