Friday, September 16, 2011

One Hot Day

 Well, here we are in Death Valley, CA. We are having a great time so far on our road trip.  We've driven approx. 1,150 miles, and just had a couple of close calls. I think I felt our guardian angel yesterday while driving the steep, winding, narrow roads of Yosemite. Today, we reached Badwater Basin, the lowest place on the North or South American Continents.

 This is the temp registered in our car as we stopped. The insurance man choked when he looked at the dial, and we both laughed. We never really thought we would feel what 112 feels like. It is very dry, so really wasn't as bad as it seems. If it was humid it would be a very different story! It was also very windy, but instead of being cooling, it was one very hot, dry, scorching wind.

The insurance man and I cracked up at all the tourists out in 112 degrees, to walk on the salt flats. We wondered if they were out looking for the 'beach' as the salt looks like water in the distance. Or maybe it was a case of sheep following a leader. In any case, there were a whole lot of them out there, many from all different countries according to the languages we heard. The scenery has been unparalleled in both Yosemite and Death Valley, and we feel so blessed to be visiting these National Parks. Tomorrow we should arrive in Flagstaff, AZ. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Peter Jones said...

Wow. What a blessing to get to see these parks. Thanks for sharing it with us home-bodies. :) Hope the travels are going well. We're praying for you.
Jules and kids