Category: Traveling Excursions

Visiting the Mecca Wilderness and Salton Sea

  Two Strange Trips – Yes, we’ll take you to the Mecca Wilderness a bit later, have no fear. While we were house sitting in La Quinta, the homeowner had arranged for a cleaning service to come and clean the house. We had no objections! Just one problem, the cleaners didn’t like the dog – …

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Valley of Fire State Park – Put It On Your List!

Valley of Fire State Park – was our destination as we drove northeast from Lake Mead in Nevada. We had heard great things about the place from a friend. While driving, we suddenly saw a few sandstone hills like these, in the middle of nowhere.  After a few miles, we saw more of those big …

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We Agreed – It Was Better in the Dark

The Title Will Make Sense –  It’s not what you might be thinking. Here’s the setup. We’re in Yosemite, and instead of staying in that exquisite park for another day, I decide the thing to do is explore somewhere else. Hence the trip to Tuolumne Meadows and Mono Lake. However, that meant we had to …

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The Tufa at Mono Lake – Amazing

Which Way To Go? At the bottom of the Tioga Pass, on the east end, the road ends at Hwy 395. That means a choice has to be made. When we got there we flipped a coin and decided to head south to June Lake, not knowing anything about it. Something new was waiting: what …

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More from Yosemite with a Roaming Duo

The Second Day – Our unexpected trip to Yosemite continued with an unexpectedly early start the second day. After a very wet night, we got up in the dark, turned on the headlights and packed up all our very wet gear in a light rain. We had to keep it quiet since everyone else was …

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