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
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.