Deserts and Beyond
Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.
Monday, June 27, 2011
After crossing the Sierra over SR 108 (the Sonora Pass), we entered the town of Bridgeport. We always enjoy stopping at the old Bridgeport Hotel for lunch (usually a sandwich and a cup of soup). If you haven't ever been to the hotel, do stop in! The bathrooms are all the way at the top of the stairs, on the second floor and the stairs are very old (and steep!). The good is great and they have a nice wine list (although who wants to drink wine at noon, especially when you have to drive Highway 395 down to Mono Lake!!!!!!!!) The cows were out in Bridgeport, the sun was shining...ahhhh...what a beautiful day! That is, until we saw the price of gas! $4.97???? EXCUSE ME? (and that was for the 87 octane!) We kept driving! That's something to plan for...gasoline on the eastern Sierra side is VERY expensive! Either fill up in Nevada or on the western side! Believe me, you DO NOT want to have to buy gas in Lee Vining or Bridgeport! That's a view of Mono Lake on the bottom photo. We drove out there late one afternoon and got some beautiful shots of the lake with clouds reflecting on it, but that's another post!