Three Perfect Days: Day 1 (12/28/10)
As we eat breakfast at the dining room table, looking out at the desert, I notice a big crescent-shaped piece missing from a prickly-pear cactus. How strange...
|Bite mark out of Opuntia cactus|
|Caught in the act!!!|
|One Room Homestead Cabin|
|Toaster Oven with Birdhouse Inside!|
|Pink Cabin in 29 Palms|
|Front door, with bottom halve and outer wood skin missing|
|Back door with outer wood skin missing|
So, after dropping some furniture off at Rosy's Thrift Store in 29 Palms, we continued east on Hwy 62 to an area called Wonder Valley. We turned north on Sheldon and explored every dirt road we could find! I could never figure out why they call it Wonder Valley, but spending time this afternoon after the storm had passed through, and seeing the wide open spaces surrounded by multiple mountain ranges, was simply incredible. Truly a "wonder". We were able to collect some incredible rocks today, in addition to some old desert wood I plan to use for shelves. As always, couldn't pass up the abandoned homestead cabins. Hope you find these as interesting as I do!
Cabin #1: Cozy, on 5 acres. Very private with no neighbors. Forever views right out the front door!
|This one includes a natural stone outdoor cooking area!|
|Forever view right out the front door... you can see for miles!|
|Oiginal kitchen looks like it was bright and cheery!|
Cabin #2: Open and breezy... well ventilated!
|Yes, definitely a fixer but look at the view!!!|
|View out of interior wall facing East|
|Wow... true desert solitude|
|That's my beautiful wife exploring the area!|
|Bring your hammer!|
|Wonder Valley living up to its name!!|
|Truck's too big to make the turn up to my place!|
|Spinning like crazy on this windy day!|