Furnace Creek Inn

Beautiful setting.  This is the luxury resort lodging in Death Valley National Park.  Not exactly a campground.  Originally built in 1927, it still looked pretty swanky in 2009.  I stayed in a more modest section of the park, resembling an upscale trailer court. This Four Diamond rated resort will be renovated in late 2018.  So, obviously … Continue reading Furnace Creek Inn

Florida Winters

Floridians have it tough during the winter.  The skies tend to be more grey, it rains once in a while, and the palm trees lose a leaf or two.  I'm not a big fan of Florida per se, but this view from our condo last winter sure beats the view from my living room right now. Thought … Continue reading Florida Winters

Whiteclay, Nebraska

A sad story, Whiteclay.  The northern city limits of Whiteclay, NE is the state line between Nebraska and South Dakota.  The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, on the SD side, abuts Whiteclay's northern city limits.  Alcohol consumption and possession is prohibited on the reservation. The 2010 census lists Whiteclay's population at 14.  There are 4 liquor … Continue reading Whiteclay, Nebraska