Sunday, November 25, 2012

The beginning of the road

The road to Saline Valley is not very inviting. The Davids were not deterred so off we went for two nights.

Top of the dune

Kelton and I climbed high on the dune and zoomed down the face together.

Big pile of sand

Much excitement at Eureka Dunes. Before we left, Weston asked if there was a sandbox on our trip. I think the 700 ft dunes exceeded his expectations!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Desert cabin

W & B look ready to move on in!


After a lovely remote excursion to the Black Mountains, we arrived at the petroglyphs site. It took a bit of searching, but it was very exciting to see these 1000 year old drawings.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Rainbow Basin

We hiked an amazing canyon in Rainbow Basin. It even went through a cave and ended at a dry waterfall where we saw a tarantula.

Calico Ghost Town

We rode the ore train, explored a silver mine, tried out oldfashioned school desks, visited the crooked house and spent time in jail. What a fun ghost town morning in Calico.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Coalinga sign

Our lunch stop on the way to Barstow to begin our desert adventures.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Brennan inside a giant eucalyptus tree.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I love my pumpkin

Brennan wanted his jack o lantern to be all made of hearts.

New classroom

Weston and Brennan found a way to make the most of our new whiteboard.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Fencepost error

Earthquake trail, Pt. Reyes Seashore