Monday, April 26, 2010

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I take a look at my life and realize there's not much left

Has it really been a whole week since I last posted? Sorry. I've been busy. With your mom.

(Just kidding. That's not your mom. That's a huge 'statue' that was at Rhyolite, a ghost town that used to be the largest boom town in Nevada [even bigger than Vegas from 1905-1911]).

I went to Death Valley again. One of my friends had never been, and we heard that wildflowers were blooming everywhere, so we figured now was as good a time as any. But before we got to there we stopped at Rhyolite. There was one house that was built out of bottles in 1906 - ironically it was one of the only buildings left standing:


A monument to the miners that used to live there:


And what's a ghost town without some ghosts?


One of them was about to steal a bike.


There was also a couch that looked like it could have been one of Anonymous Boxer's projects:


Entering Death Valley:


There were a fair number of flowers




And cacti:


One of the craziest things in Death Valley is this place called Scotty's Castle. Who builds a castle in the middle of the desert? Scotty. That's who.








And of course, Badwater. The lowest elevation in the western hemisphere:


Sea level is marked way up on these rocks (but you may have to click on the picture to be able to see it).



The trip was made even better by the bags of candy we bought at this huge candy store out in the middle of nowhere. I hope your weekend was as good as mine.

12 comments:

Aberrent Centrarchid said...

Cool! That's one of the places we're heading when we come out there.

2 Dollar Productions said...

I've been gone 2 weeks, so a week is nothing. Ha. But great pics. Some very cool shots in there.

And I had to laugh at the 'Snakes on a Plane' post a few rungs below, and also enjoyed the previous one w/ the G N R title. Prince? I wouldn't have guessed it . . .

Lindsay Logic said...

cool pics, thanks for sharing!

Bill From Gainesville said...

I BET IN 1906 that PLACE WAS ROCKING!

Amber said...

that first statue looks like a lego sculpture. this seems like it was a fun trip. p.s. my favorite BRMC song right now is "sympathetic noose"

Heff said...

Note to self - Death Valley : NOT VERY FLORAL.

Lillie said...

That naked lego statue looks EXACTLY like my mom, you freaking perv.

Manuel said...

good times!

Boxer said...

you went with a chick, right?

"we heard that wildflowers were blooming"

that was the first clue.

this is a place I want to visit someday and I REALLY love that couch.

Kymical Reactions said...

Death Valley has just made the list of potential vacation spots. We're going the first week of June, and still haven't started planning.

Definite contender, and this is totally my kind of place.

Anonymous said...

awesome pics. looks like a fun trip.

vivalacrap said...

Did you at least drop acid and see the ghost of Jim Morrison or something?