March 6, 2017

Good morning from Death Valley.

I don't know how much time I'll have to put up some posts. It's Monday morning, so I'd like to think there's no fresh hell to put before your eyes as if you haven't seen it yet.

Here's the view from the terrace outside our hotel room....



It's hard to blog from the Pacific Time Zone! I suppose the best practice would be to write late at night and get the jump on the rest of the bloggers from the dark side.

22 comments:

buwaya said...

It is hard to blog from PST.
Moreso if one is employed and its under a real name.
Brendan Eich is just the model case.

Michael K said...

I get up at 5. That helps.

rehajm said...

It's Monday morning, so I'd like to think there's no fresh hell to put before your eyes as if you haven't seen it yet

Is this capitulation that parsing mainstream propaganda is pointless or is it 'cause it'll burn the vacation mellow?

rhhardin said...

You'd think there would be toadstools.

JRoberts said...

Nice photo - especially the subtle colors of the desert. My wife grew up in Phoenix and she helped me to appreciate the desert color pallet.

When we lived in the desert of S. California I was always awed by the silence in the Summer. It was like the heat absorbed sound. I remember being in the parking lot of an outlet mall near Barstow in July. You could see the heavy traffic moving on I-15, but couldn't hear it.

madAsHell said...

Doesn't Instapundit queue up several posts, and then lets a cron job post them at random times??

khesanh0802 said...

@Ann; As much as we would miss your blog for a couple of days I think you have earned a right to a vacation from the blog and us, your loyal followers. We'll still be here when you get back and the world will still be a big joke, or a big mess, depending on how you look at it.

Portlandmermaid said...

You look as though you're staying at Furnace Creek Inn. We generally stay at Stovepipe Wells. It's more rustic but it's near the magnificent sand dunes and a good halfway point between Zabrieskie Point, Dante's View, and Badwater to the east, and the charcoal kilns, Scotty's Castle, and the Devil's Racetrack to the west.

What a great place! Just driving through, you would never know the many wonderful sights and places that are yours to visit.

Yay, once again, not a robot!

jaydub said...

It's hard to follow a CST blog from the Central European Time Zone, too, but I manage.

wildswan said...

A blog doesn't have to be always about the latest outrage. In the digital era there are new ways to burnout. And we are living through interesting times. So maybe we need to commit random acts of disconnection.

FullMoon said...

Nice pic.
Looks like earthquake weather. Be prepared.

FullMoon said...

khesanh0802 said... [hush]​[hide comment]

@Ann; As much as we would miss your blog for a couple of days I think you have earned a right to a vacation from the blog and us, your loyal followers. We'll still be here when you get back and the world will still be a big joke, or a big mess, depending on how you look at it.


Ha AA never misses a day.
At upper left of(my) page is a next blog link. Most of the blogs have been abandoned long ago.

Earnest Prole said...

Funny coincidence: it's hard to comment from the Pacific Time Zone.

Kelly Maenpaa said...

Enjoy DV, Ann. Probably my favorite place to spend time. I've stayed at both the Inn and the Ranch quite a few times. As good as the touristy spots are for seeing things in a short amount of time, I highly recommend getting into the back country if you can. Hope you do.

The outdoor cafe at the golf course (The 19th Hole) is a fine spot for lunch. You don't need to play a round of golf in order to eat there.

buwaya said...

"Looks like earthquake weather. Be prepared."

We had hail in San Francisco yesterday. I don't know if that is earthquake weather.

Known Unknown said...

The dark side's callin' now, nothin' is real.

Rusty said...

Headin' for the ocean?

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David Baker said...

From here I'd steer my bus toward Monterey and Pebble Beach - IMO, the most beautiful spot in America. And while there, visit The Watchman, keeper of the Castle...

Quaestor said...

Althouse knows the POWER of the Dark Side

John Scott said...

Ann, If you have the time you should head to the Owens Valley. Take the 190 to Olancha and then head north along the Sierras as far as you want to go. If you want to go skiing, Mammoth is about 2 hours north of Olancha. Last time I checked they had close to a 400 inch base.

Mike said...

That's a great photo. Thanks.