Showing posts from May, 2019

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

How my boy got a fractured collar bone?

My 6 years old boy was so happy to finally learned to ride his bike without the training wheels. His dad took him to the Sunrisers Rotary Playground where he rode his bike all the way there from our house. At the playground, he was riding the hand powered merry go round with about 8 kids and 2 parents making it to go round. Alan my boy was leaning a little bit further out and all of the sudden he was thrown out and landed on his left shoulder and that's how he got a fractured collar bone. My husband took him to the clinic they did 3 x-rays and they referred him to see an orthopedic.The doctor gave him a back/shoulder brace to help the bone keep in place. However that was so uncomfortable for him to sleep last night. He kept waking up whining it hurts. When we saw an orthopedic today, he said the bone should heal up on it's own. Given time with his age ( He is at the magic age, 1 week per age year) he should be good a little after 6 weeks.  The doctor also said he doesn

Why I Ride My Bike to Work?

May is national bike month and this week (May 13-19) is bike to work week and May 17 is bike to work day. This year, I started riding my bike on May 1st and been doing it whenever I can and is possible. I'm a fair weather rider. I don't like riding my bike in the rain and especially not while it's snowing. Someone at work asked me why I ride my bike to work? what's the reason? is it for fitness? or did you get a DUI? Oh heck no, I did not get a DUI, and probably will never get one.  I'm riding my bike to work because I love riding it and also I get my workout done at the same time. It's only a 10 mile round trip ride but it's a good enough distance to get my workout in for the day. My first day of riding my bike to work - May 1st, 2019 On my way to work Can you spot the sign?