A week ago we drove across Death Valley. The name of this National Park conjures up images of olden-days; hardened criminals, no water and dirt roads. In Lone Pine, California, just outside of the park, we met people that were hesitant to take the drive across. What a shame.
April is the perfect time of year to drive through the park. The wild-flowers are alive. I assure you that you can drive through the park—yes there are good paved roads—but not at 65 miles an hour and expect to see the flowers. But if you slow down and stop when a glint of color sneaks into your vision, you will find them