desert ramblins - pt 1
so begins our mountain sojourn, past the wild and untamed lands of the high alpine sierra nevadas...
we crossed to the eastern side.
and made it to our desert campsite before dark, hooray!
just in time to make dinner by lamplight.
addie made her speciality: pasta with browned butter and mizithra cheese with fresh tomatoes and green olives:
and we feasted accordingly.
the boys got a roaring fire going and we had lively storytelling the rest of the eve.
but first things first, really, a jaunt to Lone Pine for coffee:
a dusty lil town with vintage americana pride abounding.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADDIE!
coffee by a community garden in a desert town is her dream birthday morning.
when you check out, the lady just eyes your loot and puts a nice low price on it, "three dollars please," or whatever. my kinda thrifting.
a cowgirl's life for ade!
so much more to come: weird old ghost town artifacts, rusty junk, profusions of desert flowers, the haunting remains of Manzanar a Japanese internment camp from the 40s, and then the glorious peaks of Whitney and lakes of Mammoth....stay tuned friends!