We’re on the road again when we pass a pull-off with an informational sign … The young couple already there hail from Indiana, appear to be graduate students or young professionals whose parents are visiting from Taiwan.
Leafing through The Complete Nevada Traveler, Skus happened on the ghost town of Aurora, 27 miles southwest of Hawthorne. We often drive through Hawthorne on our way north, but we aren’t likely to take a 60-miles round trip to a “town” with only “some shallow depressions, a few broken bricks here and there.” Aurora grew so fast after a gold discovery that in 1861 it was named the County seat not only of Mono County but of Esmeralda County, the…
Aunt Theresa took Ruthie to Boron—home of the largest open pit mine in California, maybe the largest borate mine in the world. Borax was first found in Death Valley and hauled to the railway at Mojave by 20-mule teams.
Los Angeles with Angeline as guide… What an atmosphere for a pre-teen with a glamorous mid-20’s cousin!
A recipe for Ruthie’s vacation began with Amtrak tickets from Portland to Los Angeles
Did I dare try the avocado-with-chocolate or a sundae-style concoction of durian fruit, “durian” not being in my culinary or horticultural vocabulary?
New vocabulary for me— It’s on a roadside point-of-interest sign near Mono Lake, California, explaining the origin of the Long Valley Caldera.
I wanted a Joshua tree in our yard. However, Joshua trees are protected; it’s illegal to dig them up or cut them down. You can’t buy one in the Home Depot garden shop.
There was always that day when the season changed, when we could say, “This is the first day of fall” or spring. It didn’t have much to do with the calender.