Death Valley

We took a little trip to Death Valley. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, but something I had gotten some resistance on now for some time. I won!! Lol!  I’ll give you the scenic pictures first…

We went the “back way” through Olancha and ended up getting to Furnace creek about 3 hours later. Haha. Yeah…I thought that was the only way to get there. Apparently it’s not. And apparently the only way to get to Trona besides Ridgecrest is through Death Valley. I’m telling you, I learn things by leaps and bounds every day! Anyways, we stopped at the Furnace Creek Resort. Its built into the side of a mountain and you go through this tunnel and take an elevator up three floors to get to the lobby. My pictures of the tunnel do it no justice. Jake however has taken some amazing pictures of it if you want to see something cool.

We got a room for the night even though we weren’t planning on it at all. We had no change of clothes no toiletries, nothing! But the offer they made us was half price what it normally is, and we were tired of driving. So we went swimming and strolled the grounds, exploring the natural springs. The pool is a natural spring and the green is all from the springs. Nothing piped in from a well or city water. A true oasis in the middle of the desert.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Miss Morgans 365 Days of Photos
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 22:53:51

    Since WordPress wants to cut off half my writting…

    While we were there we saw people training for the Badlands run. With temperatures EASILY rising to 120 degrees, my hat is off to them.


  2. linzfrentrop
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 09:24:19

    Beautiful scenery!
    Your little man’s loafers are adorable!
    And the shot of him running through the tunnel is excellent! I like the contrast in colors and the feeling of fun.


  3. Michele
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:32:46

    Love that second one!


  4. Mom
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 21:59:31

    Makes me want to go and stay for a few days.


  5. Robin
    May 01, 2011 @ 07:46:48

    I’ve always wanted to visit Death Valley. Seeing your photos has reinforced that wish. The scenery is beautiful!

    I really like the last tunnel shot. 🙂


  6. sasi (
    May 01, 2011 @ 16:37:54

    Sounds like fun in the Sun 😉
    Lovely perspective and lighting on the tunnel shots.


  7. Jolene Hanson
    May 01, 2011 @ 22:19:25

    What a nice little outting! I love the second photo in the tunnel.


  8. Mike Moruzi
    May 02, 2011 @ 08:50:42

    I think the picture of your boy running in the tunnel is great! I love the energy, the lighting and the movement. I see some interesting post-processing possibilities too…


  9. Photo By Holly
    May 02, 2011 @ 11:25:15

    Wow – amazing sights!! That photo of Roman running down the tunnel is great!! 🙂


  10. Miss Morgans 365 Days of Photos
    May 03, 2011 @ 21:12:25

    Thank you Holly! Im glad I caught it!


  11. David Williams
    May 05, 2011 @ 05:36:07

    Sounds like you guys had a good time! Love the shot of Roman running to the light in the tunnel. 😀


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