Daily Archives: August 25, 2014


USA trip--Needles, CLOUDS!

Monday morning and what are those!

  Yep, this is the time for days and days that we have seen clouds! And though you can’t seem them there are eight buzzards circling around looking for their breakfast. Forecast looks a bit dire for area around Flagstaff tomorrow, thunderstorms, heavy rain etc etc. Makes us feel quite at home really!


Lone Pine to……(part 2)

Death Valley. 200′ below sea level.   And we drove only about 80 miles of it ….   Badwater Creek, in Death Valley. Though not aptly named apparently, I didn’t taste it….   Bro Chris, tooling around……     Some Dam eh!     Same day, same temperatures –98 to 105 F—but arrival at Pirate’s Cove Resort Needles. Nice little wooden cabin at the edge of the beach next to the sea? No a nice plastic –all of it–“wooden” cabin, on a false beach spread over plastic sheeting on a man made inlet off the Colorado River. Outside temperature over […]

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Yosemite road out over top

Lone Pine to Needles, via the Hoover Dam

As I am the chauffeur and often driving all day long, Chris is the camera and PR man, but it seems he finds it easier to post to his Facebook page than it is to post here so I had better catch up a bit…. Lone Pine, where we stayed on Saturday night, is in a long dry valley in California. It’s main claim to fame seems to be that many of the early Westerns were filmed there with actors such as Gene Autry, Clark Gable, John Wayne–a few films– but all of The Lone Ranger series! More recently Gladiator […]