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Carla

Death Valley (in half a day)

We were headed to Mt Charleston to take the kids for some winter fun and Vince thought we could pass by Death Valley on our way there. We have always wanted to explore  Death Valley National Park but the fear of extreme warm weather during the visit was a deterrent. We figured, it was safer to visit it during winter when temperatures range from the low 30’s  and high 60’s F.  Death Valley National Park earned a world record  for having the highest air temperature in July 1913 at 134 degrees F.

Leaving home around 3 am, we arrived at Death Valley National Park around 0630 am; the sun had just risen and it was beautiful. I wish we had more time to explore it, It was a short adventure , I’m sure we will visit it again.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dune

Zabrieskie’s Point

Devil’s Golf Course

 

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US and Canada Coast to Coast Road Trip Adventure with Tesla Model 3

 

So we tried the Model 3 this summer; round trip coast to coast. It was our first time  using a full electric car so planning required more effort and considerations.

We had a general idea as to where we wanted to go, but we dealt with the little details of our  route on an everyday basis. We booked our accommodations the day before or the day itself.

We left Los Angeles around 9 am, arrived at Barstow, CA to supercharge and had lunch. Late afternoon was spent exploring the historic downtown of Flagstaff, Arizona. We enjoyed the shops, street art, performers and the  laid back vibe of the city.

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Two Days in Ireland

Ireland was an afterthought; but when I realized that the plane fare  from England was very affordable, I took the chance so I can visit my favorite childhood playmate and cousin whom I haven’t seen for 18 years. I didn’t have a lot of expectations, but I felt that Ireland was familiar.  My favorite priest in my school age years was Irish and I grew up loving the music of U2, the Cranberries and the Corrs. I remember singing my heart out to Cranberries’ Zombie during my early teen age years.  Two days is not enough to form an opinion, but  I think Ireland is unpretentious, raw, bruised but innately strong. I would love to come back and explore some more.

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