2021 Vacation: Day 4 - Death Valley National Park
Today we made it to Death Valley National Park!
It's aptly named!
Our first stop inside the park was Zabriskie Point. We walked up a steep incline to take in the view and take pictures.
|These birds were everywhere, but they did keep their distance.|
After lunch we decided a real hike was in order so we drove to Mosaic Canyon. The heat was already something fierce so we didn't go the whole way, but we really enjoyed what we did see.
|Walking from the parking lot to the canyon.|
|Our air-conditioned room!|
After the pool, the boys relaxed in the hotel room while Ben and I went to the little general store for dinner supplies. There's not much going on in the area so we decided on peanut butter, jelly, and bread. We rounded that out with some mandarin oranges we'd brought with us and lots and lots of water.
Since we'd arrived before it was dark, we walked to the top of the look out point. Once there, we saw another little path that took us up higher so that we could see out over the entire area. It was so beautiful and peaceful. At one point Luke said "Listen to that!" We all went silent and realized that that is all that could be heard - silence. It was eerie. No wind. No birds. No people. No traffic. Silence.
The stars were beautiful and I'd definitely do something like this again, but I'd love to find a place that's more remote. Maybe some place to camp after we're done. We all felt like we could have gone to sleep right there under the stars if we'd had just the right gear with us.