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Monday, October 30, 2017 - Furnace Creek Campground, Death Valley, CA, Day 2, 0 Miles, 2,452.9 Towing Miles For the Trip

I spent the morning talking with water heater installers back in upstate NY. I couldn't contact my son - they had a bad storm with hurricane force winds & 5" of rain - the power was out, as was phone & cable. He called when I got to work; everything at the house is OK (with the exception, of course, the hot water). Even his heat is working.

After that I headed to Artist's Drive. It was closed when I was here in February. They repaved it - a nice, smooth but curvy & hilly one way road. The mountainside along the drive screams for panoramas, so I took a few. No problem uploading them, even the multi MB large image files. A pretty drive with lots of places to stop & walk into good viewing areas.

Along Artist's Drive


Along Artist's Drive (Large 3.4 MB Version)


Along Artist's Drive (Large 2.8 MB Version)


Along Artist's Drive (Large 2.4 MB Version)


Along Artist's Drive (Large 2.3 MB Version)

After that I went in search of the village store. They have completely rebuilt the area, and unless I'm confused (which, of course, is a good possibility) is is much smaller, and hidden behind the golf office. In any case, nothing that I wanted. I did buy my first "T" shirt at the visitor center.

Next was a quick run to the Borax Works. I haven't been there since 1996, so I thought it was time to stop by. Looks pretty much the same, although the walkway is a bit nicer.

20 Mule Train Wagon Lots of Visitors The Borax Works

I'm now back at the trailer looking for some shade to sit in. A little later I'll fire up the water heater (at least mine works) and take a shower.

Dinner was a veggie burger & watermelon slices, and Chocolate Cream Oreos for dessert.

Until Tomorrow -


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