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

Ziploc Bags A Must Have in My Kitchen

Although I have opt out using plastics in my home, Ziploc bags are still a must have in my kitchen. I know we can't be 100% plastic free because plastics are everywhere and can even find it in some close friends.
From storing food to organizing stuff, Ziploc bags are very handy to have. I especially love using them when we go on trips. A bag for all our toothbrushes and toothpaste, a bag for bath stuff, a bag for chargers and cords, a bag for electronics to keep them dry, a bag for diapers, and more extra bags for whatever comes our way. My husband uses Ziploc bags almost everyday for his sandwiches to take for work. Even though I love Ziploc, I only use the bags, I ban using the Ziploc containers, and I don't use the bags for heating food in the microwave.
#Joey Green www.wackyuses.com has 25 good tips on Ziploc bag uses. He also have very good tips of using brand name products besides of what it is intended for. Informative and very good site to visit.

Ziploc bags we currently have in our kitchen

We pass by this house every time we go to town and today I just had to take picture of this beautiful rhododendron. My Samsung S5 cant' do justice. The bright sunlight washes the color of the bush. Still pretty though. Can you spot the chicken?

I am so spoiled with this place. The Irises are blooming and they are simply gorgeous! The flowers are bigger than what I have in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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