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Old 01-06-2008, 03:04 PM   #15
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Yep, that was us

Hi, Paula:
That was us, alright: we followed you out of DV, then stopped in Shoshone for a pit stop. From there we had lunch in Baker at the "Mad Greek". What a great place! Anything you could think of for a meal choice, and that's where the truckers hang out, too (that photo of our rig next to the big boys was taken in the parking lot). Sorry we didn't meet up with you, but we get to Santa Monica every so often, so maybe we'll see you in town.
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Hi, Paula:
That was us, alright: we followed you out of DV, then stopped in Shoshone for a pit stop. From there we had lunch in Baker at the "Mad Greek". What a great place! Anything you could think of for a meal choice, and that's where the truckers hang out, too (that photo of our rig next to the big boys was taken in the parking lot). Sorry we didn't meet up with you, but we get to Santa Monica every so often, so maybe we'll see you in town.
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We are sorry we missed you as well. We were staying in the Furnace Creek Ranch with the Tri County WBCCI group. We stopped in Baker to photograph the Mad Greek Restaurant because that is where we were broadsided on the way into the park by someone exiting the Mad Greek. Will try to attach a photo of our rig after passing the Mad Greek.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:05 PM   #17
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Despite our crunch we had a wonderful time

Will attach photos of Artists Drive, Ubehebe Crater and some from Titus Canyon. The photos of Titus Canyon do not give it justice....I think I was too nervous being in a flash flood prone canyon that narrowed to 20 feet in some places when the sky was threatening rain....probably was not the smartest trip but it was spectacular.....let us know when you are going to be in Santa Monica.....paula
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #18
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Great pictures you guys. More, More .

I've never been there - yet. Mind you, many times in my youth I felt I was about to walk through it as I was coming up the family drive way with my too loud, too fast, hot rod and motorcycle .

Thanks for sharing.

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So much to see and do in Death Valley

A week is not really long enough to do everything.....it is a spectacular place and yes, there were even some wild flowers in bloom even though it is not the right time of year.....

For those of you who do not want to drive an 8% grade as you descend into Death Valley from the west, you can approach from the south from Baker to 190. You will encounter some Las Vegas traffic on the 15 but it is a good way to go. paula
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Unhappy Ouch!

Paula:
Sorry to hear of your mishap! This was our second trip to DV; it's a great time of year to go because the crowds are down, even though the weather can sometimes be a challenge. In a couple of years I hope to get my hands on one of the smaller diesel trucks that there's so much buzz about, and then hit a lot of the spots that are accessible only by 4-wheel drive in DV. Hope your A/S heals quickly.

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You are quite welcome. As I said before DV is home away from home and we are volonteers of sorts down there so have camped there many time. We are happy to share with the community.

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I also want to thank Buttercup and Wagnerda for their advice on effective handling of the up/downgrades in exploring Death Valley. It made for a much more relaxed drive!

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since the pilot seems designed to go out every time you turn off the oven, why have a pilot at all?
Wonderful pictures! I believe the reason for a pilot in the oven is that it is needed to reignite the oven burner. When you bake, the thermostat cuts the burner off when the temperature you set is reached and the pilot reignites the burner when the temperature cools down below the set temperature. Without a thermostat your cookies would burn. When you broil the thermost is not needed and neither is the pilot as the burner runs full time til you shut it off. I'm not very up to date on modern gas stoves and maybe they already have it, but it could be possible to have electronic ignition. I assume for safety reasons there would be a need for a "purge period" and a blower and exhaust venting system to clear any unburned gas from the oven before creating an ignition spark. CharlieE
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We dropped SteSpot off at the shop for an estimate.......ouch is right....hope it can be fixed real soon. paula
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #24
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Great pics! Death Valley is nothing less than stunning. Afew of our own pics from Thanksgiving 2006...
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Great pics

Thanks for posting your pictures.....that place is amazing. How about this for a beetle? These were taken during the fantastic flower show in 2005.
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Wow. Nice.
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DV Panograph

Well, while we are showing our DV Images I submit this Panograph I took in 2006. Got up at about 4:30 and hiked out along the sand dunes to catch the sunrise. The full size can be seen HERE.
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Hi Buttercup, great picture. By the way, what volunteeing do you do in DV? paula
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