Thursday, October 4, 2012

Driving through movie scenes

Whatta day.

Whatta day.

Whatta day.

A great day...but whatta day!!

Woke up to a beautiful new view...I just love our windows, it's like a panoramic view (when we don't put the shades in the front and last night we didn't)...Wow, it's just beautiful up here!

[caption id="attachment_1215" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Out the back window[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1216" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Out my side window, laying in bed[/caption]

When we opened the door to let Savannah go potty, it was a little chilly out and since I was going to be walking around...guess what I got to wear? My booo-ooooots!!

[caption id="attachment_1217" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Happy Camper[/caption]

We were finally able to see where we parked last night and whoa, did we pick a great spot. I walked Savannah, went and took some pictures and we started talking about the day.

[caption id="attachment_1218" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hellooo over there...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1219" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Great spot![/caption]

It was on the early side of the morning, so after discussing it we thought it would be best to go see what the town is all about and get our bearings and maybe even find an internet signal! Like, I said it was early and chilly so we decided against the "creek washdown" and drove into town.

[caption id="attachment_1220" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Whatta Drive[/caption]

After driving through town and seeing the gas prices (whoa), we started stalking the cell phone tower toward Lake Isabella. We had great reception there when we drove in yesterday so that's where we went. Although we drove the opposite way we came never know what's around the next, mountain.

We found some public land, B.L.M. land ...a recreation site. We had never seen an actual sign that stated the rules of camping on this land, for free, so I thought it was pretty cool!

[caption id="attachment_1222" align="aligncenter" width="300"] !!![/caption]

We pulled down to the rocks and sand and drove for a little bit before settling at a nice spot where we could feel the breeze but also see the water. It was neat here, something different for sure. You could see the fire-pit remains of campers that had been here before, it was cool. We had some turkey sammies for lunch, watched Savannah 'on her jetski', and climbed a big rock/gravel hill that turned into beach!

[caption id="attachment_1224" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Climbin' to the top![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1223" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Baby on the beach[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1225" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Panaromic View (almost)[/caption]

I almost felt like I was in a different country or another world. It was beautiful but after our 'breezy', windy as hell climb and walk we thought best if we left and tried a new place. We zoned in on Pahrump, NV; it would only take us 4 hours, we would be driving away from the road we came in on and the weather (on the internet) looked like it was what we were looking we drove.

[caption id="attachment_1226" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Turn right at the "Dead-End"[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1227" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Bug loves the view[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1228" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Keeps getting better[/caption]

Every turn we made was a surprise, the scenery changed quite a bit. I thought that was awesome because the mountains had different colors and shapes but in the same mountain range...up and down, up and down. I took pictures like it was nobody's business so excuse me if I get carried away.

[caption id="attachment_1230" align="aligncenter" width="300"] WHAT? $5.48!!!???[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1231" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Long & Lonesome Road ♫[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tie-Dye Mountain Tops[/caption]

Oh my gosh, then the coolest thing happened. We were driving and looking at the scenery and all of a sudden I see... Sand Dunes! How freakin' cool is that!? I was super excited, so we pulled over to the viewing area. I have always wanted to see real Sand Dunes, you always see them in the movies (the one that comes to mind is Space Balls, haha). It was pretty awesome, we walked in the sand barefoot to take closer pictures!

[caption id="attachment_1238" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Right out of a movie scene![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1239" align="aligncenter" width="300"] We were there[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1240" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Savannah was there[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1242" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Joon was there.[/caption]

It was great!

As we got back on the road, the sun started to sink behind the mountains making everything look entirely different then the wonderment we had during the day. We even ran into some construction, very random in the middle of Death Vally but I guess someone's gotta do it...poor guys, but they have choices too!

[caption id="attachment_1244" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Is it just me or does it look like we're driving in a cartoon?[/caption]

We drove through the sunset into the darkness for about another hour or so and finally we saw city lights... it was a cool sight to see since we never drive into the city at night. We were only 23 miles away from Destination: Pahrump, NV ... come on you know you want to do it... Pahrump-pum-pum-pum! haha

We drove straight into town and to the Wal-mart parking lot, no need to mess around with anything else when we're tired and we know we can stay here. We will find a camp spot in the morning, but it's bed time right now. It's been a long day enjoying Earth's beauty one mile at a time...(snickering).

I hope you were able to enjoy some beautiful views yourself today along with saving some money on gas!

[caption id="attachment_1245" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Crazy that this makes us happy![/caption]


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