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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Back in Texas

We left Death Valley on Nov 11 and went with some friends to Las Vegas for a few days. We had a great time trying out several buffets and doing a little gambling. We decided to watch the Frontier Casino implosion on the news as none of us wanted to stay up until 2:30 am to witness it.

On Friday, Nov 16, we headed east. We made it to Winslow, Az the first night and Amarillo, TX the next. We arrived here in Dallas this afternoon and will be here for a week. Hope to have lots of fun with the grandkids and enjoy Thanksgiving with them.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Wagon Train and Trail Riders arrived-Death Valley

On Friday, we walked over to the Western Art booths. Our biggest surprise was to find an artist with a greyhound. Satin looked so much like Marquis, so we looked up her stats on the greyhound database to find that they have the same father!! No wonder they looked alike!!

The wagon trains arrived at 1:00 pm followed by the trail riders.

Today,we also drove to Stovepipe Wells to the woodcarving, needlework and photography competition.

There's music and entertainment during the day and evening.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Scotty's Castle-Death Valley

On Tuesday, we went to Scotty's Castle, a large home built in the 1920's.
This was a coyote that was near entrance drive.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Road trip to the Racetrack-Death Valley

On Monday, Gerald went with some of our friends to the "Racetrack". This is where they believe that when it rains and the lake bed is wet and slick, that winds push these rocks around, leaving the tracks you see in these photos.

Here are some other photos he took along the way.

This is a volcanic crater.

Beautiful scenery and Teakettle Junction.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Death Valley National Park

We arrived at Death Valley National Park and found a spot in the overflow of Sunset Campground. We are expecting 14 motorhomes to join us for a week of festivities at the Death Valley 49'ers Encampment.

This is a coyote that walks along the perimeter of the campground a couple of times a day.

We drove to Rhyolite, a ghost town. This is the 'Bottle House'.

Beautiful hills all around us!

Then, 7 cars from our group drove through Titus Canyon. It was really spectacular.