Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Death Valley, Part I

A couple years ago, the fiance and I spent over a week in Death Valley.
We went in December- the only time of year when the temperatures can't kill a person for stepping outside of their car or hotel room.

I'll be honest- I was not thrilled on the idea of Death Valley.
Deserts usually aren't my thing.

The moment we entered Death Valley, I knew I was wrong.
so very very wrong.
In fact, Death Valley impressed me so much, it may even be one of my favorite places on this planet (that I've visited).

Yes, it is a dessert.
But, it is so much more than just a bunch of rocks and dry open spaces.
Death Valley has so much to offer-
 it kept the fiance and I busy for more than a week.

The sand dunes were my favorite part of this National Park.
One evening, the fiance and I decided to hike out to the highest dune, sip some coffee, and watch the sun go down.
These few hours remain some of my favorite in my whole 25 years of life.
I never wanted to leave this secluded sandy peak...

The sunsets were breathtaking-
and I finally saw for myself the "purple mountains".












Have you ever been to Death Valley?

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20 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow that is seriously beautiful! I would like to go there one day :)

Sandra said...

I wish I could say I've been there! It looks beautiful.

Lauren said...

Gorgeous photos! I would never have thought to make that a travel destination but now I think it's definitely something to see :)

Ashley Gollasch said...

I live near here actually. At Fort Irwin the training post in the mojave desert. I happen to love it here and your right it can be beautiful

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

it looks so, so, so pretty!

Alyx said...

Wow, who would have thought that a desert could be so beautiful?
I have never been to Death Valley, but it looks like it needs to be added to my list of places to go!

Alex Butts said...

beautiful! it's one of those places you always hear about but are actually unsure of where exactly it is/what there is there/what people do there. Love it! Such an adventure!

Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights said...

I love your pics! i have never been but now really would love to go! One of my favorite places (and prettiest places!) i've been is the desert (dessert?)... it is so pretty!!!

Hope you're having a great day! XOXO

Ophelia said...

Death Valley doesn't look too bad! Or maybe its because you took really pretty pictures! My science teacher is trying to get me to go on a trip they do every year to death valley with a group of teachers and students...I'm kind of skeptical haha

Alexa Bennett said...

these pictures are absolutely amazing.

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ginanorma said...

Oh my word, those pictures are incredible!!! Wow, I'm speechless, so glad you shared them!

Mamarazzi said...

i have never been, but i feel like you gave a really great "glimpse" of Death Valley...FAB pictures!!

Brit said...

That trip looks amazing! Thanks for checking out my blog :)

NauticalWheeler said...

I've never been there but it looks amazing!!

From Brooklyn with love,

Jen

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

I haven't, but my husband and I both have always been curious about it. I didn't know it was really a tourist-y spot with hotels and such. Now we'll have to look into it!

CrazyTragicAlmostMagic said...

This is at the very top of my travel to-do list. I love hot temps so I'll probably try to go sometime in the summer. I'm hoping it will be cheaper since that's not the ideal time to go.

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