the mister and i spent the weekend in Death Valley. oh what an adventure! i'm not sure how other people travel but we generally go without a concrete plan, just an end of day destination. we left early friday and drove, drove, drove for hours upon hours. when the scenery outside the car is so striking, we drive in silence. it is just too pretty for interruptions. along the way i will holler out a "stop" so i can take a picture of this or that or maybe i cannot because there is no way i can capture the beauty of what i see.
this trip was a low budget trip of a sort. we spent two nights in a pair of desert hotels and of course money on gas to get going. we brought all of our food and only ate out once on the way home. not much more was spent. a hat was purchased to replace the mister's so very worn one. apple juice was picked up to cut the bitter tang of the pure cranberry juice we brought as well as a bottle of dr. pepper to celebrate our desert arrival. i stole away two quarters from the car change tin for a smashed penny that got so smashed you can't even see the image on it. and then there was the beef jerky. our biggest splurge was on a pouch of "real good" beef jerky. it may have cost just shy of ten bucks for a small pouch but they weren't lying. that jerky was real good! it was crack jerky! other than a can of coke to kill the headache i had going on day two, that was all we spent. i hope you like this wee montage of our adventures i nthe desert. click here if ya care to read a smidge more about the pics.