Death Valley is totally dead...

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Nov 04, 2008

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Motel 6 Beattydeath Valley - $64 good

Flag of United States  , Nevada
Sunday, October 12, 2008

We took it easy this morning as we did not have great expectations with regards to the Death Valley. Marcos had been there 12 years ago and he was impressed but somehow after Chile, Argentina and Bolivia we knew it would not be the same...

So before going into the Death Valley that separates South California from Nevada and our final destinatiot at Las Vegas, we stopped at "Staples". For those not familiar with US malls, it sells all sorts of office and electronics products and during Columbus weeks they slash prices up to 50% on many products. Sadly nothing too good to be found...

So off we went towards the Death Valley. The entrance fee for the park is $20 per vehicle which we religiously paid given our honesty. However no one checks if you pay or not (you buy the ticket at a machine) so we could have perfectly avoided paying was hardly worth the amount (unless you have never seen a desert before...and we have had our fair share of deserts...).

Anyway, after about a couple of hours or driving along the desert and stopping for a couple of pictures (not too impressive we are afraid) we continued on to the other side of the Death Valley and to Nevada. Hurray! So good to be out of California...

We were really looking forward to Califorina but a couple of things have bugged us since we arrived:
a - Its full of tramps
b - If its not a tramp its a Democrat (this is Marcos opinion only)
c - Libraries do not allow uploading of pictures
d - Libraries are full of Tramps (and Democrats according to Marcos)

San Francisco was a great place, but sadly the rest of the towns and villages were a total dump with exception of the national parks and they have an overpopulation of tourists in them...why on earth did Schwarzenegger want to be Governor here?

After reading the above, you would think that Nevada was the promised land...but far from that. Beatty is a trailer town with a couple of motels and less than three restaruants. You would think that given the influx of tourists from the Dull Valley that there wouldbe more...but no.

Luckily Motel 6 saved the day as usual, with quite a good hotel by the way. Next to it was the typical casino (with most of the workers being hispanic or native indians) and a 24 hour restaurant. Given there was nothing else we tried our luck at the restaurant. Good it was cheap ($20 for both of us) as the food was "crrrrrrrap".

Our initial idea was to stay at the camping at Death Valley for the experience of camping at a desert....but as expected we chose not to given the experience consisted of bloody lots of heat, not shade and no showers. There were a few tents there but it dd not attract our "enjoyment factor".

Cheerio for now
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