The 6th night of our vacation was spent in Kernville, CA.
Night number 7, was spent in Vegas
We like to mix it up.
Night Number 6
Night Number 7
In Between, we went here:
Our last National Park for this trip, which means we’re all ready for the updated National Park Sign Picture Slideshow!
Anyway, We did like Death Valley. Actually Hub wasn’t crazy about it, but I can’t remember why. Oh wait
Yes, it is pretty toasty and this was May 31st. July is probably the worst time to go, when it averages 115 degrees with highs in the 120’s. According to the National Park Service, Death Valley is the hottest place in North America.
Beauty isn’t everything!
My family didn’t even want to get out of the car for the sign picture, but finally my Hub and Daughter did walk around a little,
although it made me nervous for them to go too far. I don’t think this park is meant to be travelled lightly.
I just want to blow up an image from the background of that photo:
If you have binoculars and some patience the people watching here doesn’t disappoint, but I’d stay with the group.
Okay, so back to where we stayed in Kernville…
I was leary at first because it was right across the street from this:
I should have known better. Hubs travel agenting abilities never fail. The Sequoia Lodge was totally sweet (no creepy mannequins anywhere on the property, just tons of those cute and pleasant chainsaw bear sculptures… everywhere). This place is probably even better if you actually fish!
but if you don’t fish, it’s still a great place to relax steps away from the rushing Kern River.
Our room had this on the wall:
I’m not embarrassed to admit that it made me Laugh Out Loud …twice.
A few of the other amenities… a fish cleaning shed, patios, gas & charcoal grills, other stuff and lots of those delightful wooden bears.
Amenities where we stayed in Vegas…
1,450 sq foot suite with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of the Las Vegas valley. Two bedrooms, one with two Queen Beds and another with a King. Four TVs, lots of pools… and toptional pools. Walking through a giant casino, of course and an opportunity to answer lots of interesting questions.
For instance, What does toptional mean?
Can I have your credit card, we want to do the video games??
Why are all the churches here super small?
Everything is so shiny! There’s like no downside, right?
Our kids were curious to see Las Vegas, since we have some friends moving out there and it was a good place for us to fly out of. We were ready to relax and wrap up our trip, and this was definitely something different:)
(6/1/17) flying back to sweet home kc, always a good thing!
here’s the trip map again, in case you forgot where we started…