Death Valley - Part two
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The road out was closed due to the thunderstorms we had been having so we had to take the long drive back the same route we came in on
After the 'one of the hottest places on earth’ we visited Artists Drive, again there was hardly any body on the road, it felt deserted which is funny as it’s one of the attractions on the tourist map. It was nice to have the roads to ourselves though. It was a bit of a climb at the beginning of Artists Drive, for Betty anyway who used up a quarter of a tank of petrol within about 10 minutes. There were cliff faces of different colours, blues, reds and oranges that were called ‘Artists Pallete’.
To get to Dante’s View Betty had to drive through really windy roads in-between rocks with me panicking every so often that we would be met head on by a crazy driver, thankfully that never happened
We decided again not to book ahead anywhere and to drive until we felt like stopping. So we made sure we had plenty of water (if you break down in this place without water, you are pretty much dead) and kept driving, driving, driving. We ended up in a motel which offered us money off the diner next door so grabbed a bite to eat. I had the biggest salad in the world but it didn’t really taste of anything. They thought I was odd when I asked for a dressing instead of mixing together the huge dollops of sour cream and guacamole which in my opinion are not flavoursome. We were still in time for the 11.30pm showing of ‘Super 8’ at the drive in movies. Unfortunately we hadn’t cleaned the windscreen so the view was a bit blurry at times, but other than that it was great fun sliding the car seat back as far as it would go, munching on a small (which was actually rather large) bag of popcorn, whilst listening to the radio transmitting the sounds of the movie. Oh if only England was warm all the time, I’d be driving into movies all the time.....