Death Valley National Park Pictures, Part 2
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      5 comments

As promised, here is the second installment of pictures taken in Death Valley National Park. There is a ton of history in this area and one of the major stories involves the Forty Niners - a group of gold-seekers who were traveling from eastern ... Read more
Death Valley Pictures, Part 1
Sunday, January 02, 2011      5 comments

As I've blogged before, DH and I have visited Death Valley National Park several times in the past few weeks - it helps that we have a 'second place' in Pahrump, Nevada, which is maybe an hour from the park. It's really a very pretty place and h... Read more
Wait, that can't be right!! Must be an error somewhere!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

This thought crosses my mind fairly frequently - for instance..... It's 2011 already? Really? No.......that can't be right! or Yikes, the scale must be broken because that number cannot be right! [I hope] or This says I'... Read more
My dogs say "Brrrr!"
Thursday, December 30, 2010      2 comments

It's not as cold as in many parts of the country but it's pretty cold for us Southern California folks hanging out in the Southern Nevada desert! Moani went out with DH for awhile this morning and a little later when Princess wanted to go, Moani... Read more
California historical landmarks
Thursday, December 30, 2010      1 comments

One of the geeky things my husband and I are doing is to visit 'all' of the California Historical Landmarks - I think there are nearly 1,000 of them so who knows if we'll ever get to 'all' of them - but today we did visit all of the ones inside ... Read more
Friendly neighborhood
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      1 comments

We have a 'vacation place' in Pahrump, Nevada, a somewhat small city with a definite 'rural' and 'pioneer' feel to it - but our primary residence is in Orange, California, which is quite 'suburban' - the difference is amazing when it comes to ne... Read more
Musta been a good idea....
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      2 comments

We drove out to Pahrump today and decided to do it today rather than yesterday, assuming there would be less traffic. Most of our drive is the same one people take when they are heading to Las Vegas and apparently a lot of people thought it was ... Read more
End of year reflections
Sunday, December 26, 2010      1 comments

It seems like a lot of Sparkers are reflecting on the year 2010 and setting goals for 2011 - I know the urge to do this is starting to take over my mind as well. It's easy for me to come up with a great list of what I 'should' do or 'need' to do... Read more
Rain and rainbows
Thursday, December 23, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday morning, my drive to the gym looked dark and gloomy: By yesterday afternoon, things were starting to look a little better: ... Read more
Ready to build an ark
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      1 comments

Really - if this keeps up much longer, I think we're going to have to figure out how to build an ark, or at least maybe some sort of raft!! It's been storming for days, very few breaks in the rain and it mostly seems to vary between heavy rain a... Read more
Soggy Southern California
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

Here in the City of Orange in California, we are getting rain - plus some rain - plus some heavy rain - and then for a change, we're getting periods of light rain. We do need the moisture but wish we could get it a little at a time instead of a ... Read more
Too close for comfort
Sunday, December 19, 2010      6 comments

We had a scary moment this morning and even though the outcome was OK, we're all emotionally wrecked. One minute we were all happy, relaxed and laughing - the next minute we were screaming and totally stressed, almost as if someone had thrown an... Read more
Where did it go?
Saturday, December 18, 2010      3 comments

The year 2010, that is!! It has been an incredibly full year with lots and lots of changes - when I think back about all that has happened this year, it's hard to believe all of that could occur and yet the year seems to have dissipated in a fla... Read more
Lazy Daze in the Desert
Thursday, December 16, 2010      3 comments

I didn't get a full night's sleep on Tuesday night before we drove out here to the Nevada desert but boy, did I ever make up for it last night - I fell asleep around 7pm and slept until 5am. The 10 hours was nice but I've felt lazy all day and n... Read more
Desert Adventure, Princess Style
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      1 comments

We have 'escaped' to our desert hideaway in Pahrump, NV - we just got the place and have a few things to do to fix it up. I have gotten a few things for the place and brought a number of items from home so it's just a matter of time [and $$] bef... Read more

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