Our Dirty Dozen Favorite Places for Summer 2014

Discussing our really good Summer 2014 with some friends recently, we could not limit our favorites places & visits to just the top three.   In no particular order, we chose our ‘dirty dozen’ favorites and share those here. Big Bend – a puzzling National Park.  One of the least visited and spectacular.  Limited amenities and … More Our Dirty Dozen Favorite Places for Summer 2014

Not one of our Finest Moments….America’s Japanese Internment Camp @ Manzanar, California

While traveling south on Route 395 we visited the Manzanar National Historic Site – home of the Relocation Site where almost 12,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California – Long before the first incarcerees arrived in March 1942, Manzanar was home to Native Americans, who mostly lived in villages near … More Not one of our Finest Moments….America’s Japanese Internment Camp @ Manzanar, California

Bodie California – California’s Largest Ghost Town

During our ride down Route 395, and while visiting the great Mono Lake Visitor’s Center, a Ranger guided us toward the town of Bodie – the largest Ghost Town in the West.   Bodie was quite the happening place in during the Gold Rush years of 1859 past 1881.  Founded when Waterman S. Body discovered … More Bodie California – California’s Largest Ghost Town

The Incomparable Mono (that would be “Mow-no”) Lake

Our journey back East took us South on Cali via Route 395 – home to Mono Lake- a spot I’ve wanted  to visit for years & finally had the opportunity.   Mono Lake lives up to the hype – an other-worldly spot that defies explanation.   Route 395 was an unexpected delight – beautiful views around every … More The Incomparable Mono (that would be “Mow-no”) Lake