Spectacular Dantes View

It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

De-shelling rice

I was at the clinic today (doctor say's I'll survive, if not, well, life is really too short then) anyways, they have this print on the wall, it really reminds me of my hometown. I remember my father used to grained rice like this when I was growing up. I like it when it's done this way because of the rice aroma. However, it is a lot of work and it takes a lot of time. The picture below was captured through my tv screen. The video was taken last July 2007 when Joel and I went there for a short vacation. Those two are our friends and the rice they're making was for our dinner.
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