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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Today we met friends, Jill and Rick and Trish and Pat at the Riverside Casino for lunch. The two couples drove over from Kingman. We had lunch at the Riverside Buffet which had a nice selection of food choices. The company and the conversation was what made it a great lunch it had nothing to do with the food. The one thing we all forgot to do was take a picture. I am thinking of getting a bracelet with the words "take a picture" printed on it and then maybe I would remember.
Trish does crafting and gifted Jill and I with a Christmas Decoration. How cute is this? I may just have to break my own rule about no Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving.
|Thank you, Trish!|
After lunch Jill and Rick headed back to Kingman. Trish and Pat said they were staying to take in the movie, Midway, which is exactly what Tom and I had planned for this afternoon. We chatted for a bit after the movie before they took off to run some errands before heading home. (Side note: we all agreed it was a excellent movie.) Tom and I ended up staying for a second movie, The Good Liar. Not as good as Midway but not disappointed we decided to go and see it. It was $5.00 Wednesday by the way so for $20 plus $13.25 for popcorn and pop we were able to watch two good movies.
All and all a very good Wednesday. We are hoping to see everyone again at the end of the week and hopefully this time we remember to take a picture.
Saturday, November 9. 2019 (catch up post)
Growing up there was the television show Death Valley Days (when I looked it up I was surprised to find out it ran from 1952-1970) It was on the radio in the 1930's and is one of the longest-running Western series. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley. (information found on internet)
We had seen the sign for 20 Mule Team Canyon so it was on our list for a "must see".
The brochure we have said: The hills, which form the canyon, are the eroding remnants of an ancient lake bed; they audibly expand and contract as the temperature changes. One of the first frame structures in Death Valley which is now the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek was originally built here. Despite its name, the canyon was never visited by 20-mule team borax wagons.
The following pictures are what we saw on our three mile ride through the canyon.
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