The hubby and I had a trade show in Vegas Labor Day Weekend, and it seemed like a good time/excuse to sneak off to Death Valley again for a while
We camped west of Amargosa/Death Valley Junction after leaving Vegas. It was a quiet campsite, and close to our rendezvous point with our friend coming up from Escondido:
Had breakfast at the Amargosa Cafe, and lounged in the shade. It was a fun place for a meet up!
A few photos from the area:
Brandan arrived safely, so we were off to Beatty, NV to meet up with my FIL, Jim.
One more member of the gang was along for the ride too
He decided to start the adventure off in style...toes up alongside the highway when I forgot him on the bumper Luckily I noticed he was missing right away and it was only an extra few miles to retrieve him LOL
After getting the whole crew together and fuel topped off, we headed for Rhyolite, and the Goldwell Open Air Museum.
Lower part of Rhyolite:
and a few pics of some of the sculptures at the museum.
The Last Supper:
Tribute to Shorty:
It was getting a little late, so we figured we better get into the park and find a place to sleep for the night
We entered through Hells Gate again:
The temp rose to 110F as we got onto the valley floor. I was happy, the rest of the crew...not so much
After finding out the Furnace Creek Visitor's Center, and Furnace Creek CG are currently under going a huge renovation until 2012, we ended up at Texas Springs for the night.
At camp we were treated to the "red drank", blended with fresh ice and frozen strawberries!
Day 2 coming up next...