Our visit to Death Valley National Park was our second attempt. Our first one was spoiled by a stomach bug that struck over Mother’s Day. I was the only mother in the laundromat on that Sunday doing puke-soiled bedding! LOL
We stayed in Pahrump, NV for about a week over Halloween. We trick-or-treated at another RV park that goes ALL out for the night. It was pretty awesome to trick-or-treat with the kids at other RV’s. Just sayin.
The kids were dressed as scuba divers. It was a super fun and easy project to do. I was really surprised at how well they turned out. We did already have the black long underwear and balaclavas. I bought the cheapest, crappiest soda and then promptly poured it out for the scuba tanks. We do NOT drink soda…..
These turned out really, really well. Maybe I should put instructions together on just how we did it. Let me know your thoughts!
Death Valley was about an hour drive from where we were. Unfortunately, we only had one day to visit this HUGE, diverse, and amazing national park. It was still pretty hot when we were there at about 98 degrees. We took a quick hike that morning before the heat set in then we drove to the lowest point in the US at Badwater Basin. What a cool place and experience. Brooks walked way out there on the salt flats. It was pretty hot at this time but completely mind blowing. It was after this that Bryce realized that Death Valley was not he was expecting. He was resisting this place the whole time!
After our Badwater Basin time, we drove some more of the park to take in some more of its beauty and mystery. We drove a good ways to get to an overlook for sunset. It did NOT disappoint. We looked back down over Badwater Basin and had a view of so many majestic mountains. It was surreal!! What an amazing day to add to all the other amazing days this lifestyle provides 🙂