We left Palm Desert a little over two weeks ago and headed north on Highway 395. We stopped for two nights to boondock in the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine California. The scenic beauty of Mount Mitchell and the surrounding mountains is just breathtaking. This area was used alot for filming B western movies starting in the 1920’s and continues to this day to be an area where film studios will use the backdrop of the Serria Nevada’s.
Our spot for two nights.
We had to stop into the Lone Pine Film History Museaum and look at all the exhibits they had about the filming in the area. We wondered around for a couple of hours soaking in the nostalga.
Max singing a duet with Tex Ritter
The stagecoach used in the TV series Rawhide.
The monster in the movie Tremors
Randolph Scotts pistols
Most of the Tv westerns were done in the 1950’s and early 1960’s so we remember some of them but certainly remember watching the rerun’s. It was well worth th $5 donation to look around for a couple of hours.
We left Lone Pine and headed towards Silver Springs Nevada where we would be based for a couple of weeks starting our summer job. Along the way I got Max a little bit too close to the snow so she started throwing snowballs at me. As my brother in-law Dale say’s, at least they ain’t ROCKS!
We made it to Silver Springs and stayed at the Lahonton State Rec area. There were no hook ups but we had a great lake front site. Our solar did a great job for the two week that we were there. We only had to run the generator a few hours each week.
Our first of many cookouts for the summer!
And our first secluded lunch spot for the season.
Now it is back to work and in another couple of weeks we will be headed to somewhere in Utah.
The summer adventure begins!!
Enjoy Your Day!