Not much happening around here this week. No pumpkin carving contests, hiking in the mountains, climbing on large boulders, or social gatherings. Just us working away at our computers like the good little worker bees that we are. The time change last weekend has been a challenge for us to work around. By the time Tim is free from work around 4:30 the sun is gone. Actually, since we’re tucked up against these huge mountains the sun disappears even earlier around 3:30. We have been making an effort to get out for a small walk around the campground before that happens, but there is not much time for anything else before the dark sets in. On the other hand, the time change means that I have been waking up in time to see the sunrise every morning. Not so for Tim since he is NOT an early riser, no matter what the sun decides to do. So I have making sure to take a photo every morning for him to see. These are my favorite two from this week.
I also took a short drive one morning over to the famous Mobius Arch. I got there early hoping to catch the red sunrise glow on Mt. Whitney in the background, but since it was cloudy in the east that morning it was not happening. Oh, well. It’s still a pretty cool view of the tallest mountain in California.
Here is the view looking through the arch the other way.
The new site that we picked at Tuttle Creek Campground this week is all the way at the top of the road. It’s very quiet since there are no other sites nearby. And even if there were, the campground has been pretty empty this week.
Our site backs up to a small creek which Phineas has been enjoying. Much of the creek is narrow and fast running- not good for old dogs- but lucky for him the area near us has a nice shallow pool for him to play in.
In an effort to mix things up a bit we spent one afternoon this week at the coffee shop in town. It was good to get out of the house, but probably not so good for productivity since there was lots of distractions. The worst was the TV in the corner tuned to FOX news. The volume was pretty low, but we couldn’t help over hearing some of the crap – I mean news- that they were spewing. Also, this place had ice cream which meant that all our healthy eating intentions for the week went down the drain. Overall, I have been to far nicer coffee shops, but their wifi was pretty speedy, and it was a nice change.
Despite our lack of exploring this week we have really enjoyed spending time here in Lone Pine. It is a place we will definitely visit again. Tomorrow we continue our journey south with a one week stopover just north of Barstow before heading east to Lake Mead for a mini Airstream gathering/Thanksgiving extravaganza!