Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Death Valley 2011

After attending a Bluegrass Festival at Lake Havasu City and spending two weeks in Laughlin, NV, I met up with daughter Shonda and her husband Jim at the Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley National Park in the third week of March. After setting up Camp, we walked over to the Tent Area and met up with our friends Kitsy & Ray and Bill & Connie. We have been coming out to Death Valley and camping together in March almost every year for the past 18 years. Our fearless leader, Keith Knoche was with us in spirit only because he passed away in 2009 and was missed. We had pleasant weather, except for some windy conditions, all four days that we were there.

Jim and Shonda arriving with their trailer.

Tee-shirt decorating time.

One of the days we took our 4 X 4 vehicles and toured the Westside Road area. We took a side "road" up into a canyon about 3 miles to an old abandon mining camp. It was slow going and by the time we had finished looking around we ate lunch and headed back down to the valley floor.

MORE on our adventures in Death Valley to follow SOON!