- 2018 Spring Road Trip
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Spring Road Trip 2018
Day 2 - March 30th
We had a great night here, even though the hotel looks a bit run down it is very eccentric. Will definitely stay here again if we drive by.
We got up quite early and since the cafe was not open yet, we took a walk around and took some pictures. You could still see what some of the buildings was used for. There was an empty garage/gas station across the street and in the hotel complex, you can see where the post office, bank and some shops. There is even set up a building to show off some of the stuff from Marta Becket.
Had originally planned to start with Dante's View but sadly the road was shutdown for maintenance, so we weren't able to go there. So first stop is Zabriskie point.
Second stop in Death Valley is Badwater Basin. It is the lowest point in North America, 287' below sea level. If you decide to take the walk out be prepred for the heat and take some water with you. Is worth the walk out. We was lucky and was just in the mid 90's but was still very hot. My honey got her nose burned while we was here.
After we had our genourmous lunch, we drove past the Harmony Borax Works, took some pictures and started on our drive out of Death Valley. Awesome park, hopefully come back and get to spend some more time here as long as it in the winter or early spring as it gets very hot here. .
Next on our journey is Rhyolite ghost town, a gold mining town that flourish in the early 1900's and left just as fast as it came. Had about 5-8,000 people in its boom years between 1905 and 1911. Now it is just some few ruins left.
Finally arrived in Tonopah and checked in to the Mizpah, a beautiful hotel. Got told that there might be a hidden dressed up mannequin in the room some where and if we did we would possibly get an upgrade to the Lady in Red suite. Sadly there was nothing in our room. After we got our stuff in we went down stairs to their restaurant and enjoyed a good meal. After that it was time to crash.