This podcast was recorded June 26th, 2017. We lost an episode somewhere, possibly Death Valley was so warm that it just melted. So we had to just reminisce about our time there. What we both remember best was that it was very beautiful but that you wouldn’t want to be there without water. Here are a bunch of pictures!
Dave won by more than 100 pts last night, but it didn’t count. Breakfast with Dave’s McGyvered coffee and then off to the giant Sequoia trees, the General Sherman tree is huge. Dave wants to hug trees. The recorder ran out of memory so here are a bunch of pictures.
Dave woke up to Emiliana needing help moving a couch and suitcases in a college jeep. Tea, bacon and blueberry pancakes. Stephanie does work in her “office”.
We take a field trip to Burbank, to DC Entertainment Group, part of Time-Warner. The great Mike Carlin showed us around and we had a wonderful visit. Stephanie recounts our visit and reminisces about her time at DC Comics.
Stephanie makes a friend at the gas station. Back to the campground and dinner, guitar playing and then Stephanie brought Dave into the ladies room to see the flowers. Fruit. Getting ready for Scrabble and then bed. A brief preview of our itinerary. The men’s room did not smell like flowers.
Stephanie won!!! A lazy morning for Dave, a laundry morning for Stephanie.
We helped Emiliana move boxes.
Dave experiences an In-N-Out Burger, compares with Val’s. Stephanie surprises Dave with a gift. Stephanie meets an Italian woman at the laundry. Portuguese young people next door. Dave learns that Thor plays guitar and makes pancakes.
Late at night and chilly, but we slept in this morning. Noises during the night. Last night Dave won again by 30 points. Relaxed in the morning. Lizards.
Yesterday we ate fruit right off a tree. But not this tree.
Emiliana’s graduation, pictures and listened to Madeleine Albright. Dave is very proud of his daughter.
Ice cream, cookies and chocolate and dance, dinner and drinks. Back to the campground for Scrabble. Stephanie talks about her first college graduation experience. The graduation booklet. Stephanie is taller than a Secretary of State. Respecting other people’s rights to have their opinions. Dave’s meat addiction. Then Scrabble.
Camped near an airport. Up at 5am, on the road by 6am from Flagstaff to Claremont, CA.
Stephanie bingoed on her first turn last night but Dave battled back for a victory.
Across beautiful desert country to California. Met up with Emiliana, Dave’s eldest daughter, a tour of the Claremont colleges.
A visit to the Folk Music Center and some ice cream. Set up camp and made room for passengers in the car and then out to dinner at Bua with all 3 of Dave’s daughters and Thor. The importance of Tetris. More ice cream with unique flavors. Recovering Emiliana’s phone.
Observations about the foliage, Science reception.
Hotels vs. camping at graduation time. Friendly neighbors and their pets.
Dave is Da’ Man, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. WE HAVE A NAME!
Dave lost at Scrabble by 30 points last night, we clarify a rule. It is our 4th wedding anniversary. Our alarm failed to go off this morning and we woke to ice on the tent. On the road by 8:20, a black widow spider at the gas station. Muggsy is mentioned as a possible sponsor (Yay Muggsy!). From farm fields to desert to rock.
Four Corners, Barney the dinosaur Prince. Late to a gig but actually an hour early. At the very full KOA. And a Sizzler Steak House for dinner. Scrabble and then to bed early.