Saturday, July 21, 2012

Travel Post: Death Valley



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The road of Death Valley.

Due to the drastic heat this summer, it reminds me of the Death Valley we visited during our West Coast journey six months ago. (Please pardon me for my very late posting. Bummer!) It was winter when we went there and a lil' bit chilly.  And now that it is summer I am miffed how much heat there because Death Valley is known as the lowest, hottest and driest place in North America. In fact, Death Valley holds the record for the highest reliably reported temperature in the Western hemisphere 134F at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913, just short of the world, 136F in Aziziya, Libya, on September 13, 1922, according to Wiki.

I'm not boasting, but I have been so many places around the country already and Death Valley is one of the places I love. My first impression of Death Valley was a barren land with nothing to see. But when you get out and venture into the desert you realized it is a completely different world into itself. In my whole life I've never experienced a desert environment and I've never really thought that I would appreciate a land that I thought was lifeless and actually it is full of life.

We left Las Vegas early in the morning and spent four hours on the road to get to Death Valley. The price of gas there is pretty high, a whopping $5 per gallon, so, guys, if you are going there make sure to fill up your tank wherever you are coming from. This can save you a dollar each per gallon. To get to know and explore more of the beauty of this amazing desert, you really need to stay longer than a day, there are very few hotels in the desert. It is expensive though.

We arrived in Death Valley before sunset and made a pit stop at DV Visitor's Center to grab a map and asked some questions to the ranger. While walking on the blinding white salt flats, unexpectedly, Mr.Freddy said, ''This is just like walking on the moon''. Certainly is. Though I haven't yet been to the moon, but it feels like we are walking on the moon.



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Sunrise at Death Valley.



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Dunes at Death Valley.



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Death Valley sand dunes.



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Zabriskie Point.



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Thank you for reading! Have a good weekend everyone!

11 comments:

Yuki Lusiana Eka said...

great photos!
aaah your son is so cute and handsome <3

Cool Vanity said...

Incredible place!. Kisses.

Martina said...

i am impressed. fantastic pictures!

MarieStella said...

stunning pictures!! your son is your cutest one! hope you had a great time!
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Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

OMG! That sky is incredible!

Teddi said...

mr. freddy described it perfectly. :) i've never seen anything like it. what an adventure! it's like something out of a movie or dream. your husband's photos are glorious.

Ayantika said...

simple awesome ! Loved all of them <3

Love,

Bong's Belleza

elenalovesthis said...

Wow! the place is amazing and your pics so great! Guess you enjoy it so much!!

Beauty Follower said...

Wow great view!

Nini Nguyen said...

Beautiful photos and you look so pretty in yellow and blue.

xo

ashire said...

I love the sunset a lot! Thank you of sharing the pictures pretty mummy.

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