Some may have noticed that I have not posted anything in the last week. We have been on spring break in Death Valley and the Owens Valley. Jan was born in Lone Pine— actually in Bishop, where the only hospital was at the time—and she needs to get back to the high desert every few years to recharge.
While I normally use this blog to post recipes, Eilene has become quite the nature photographer. She took over 500 pictures while on this trip. Here are just a few of the best.
On our last day we wandered around the Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley. Without a doubt you have seen these hills and probably never knew it. The Alabama Hills have been in more movies than any other location in the world. Film crews have been using them as a backdrop since 1920. As well as hundreds of westerns they have also be used for scenes in two Star Trek movies and Gladiator. They have most recently done a stand in for Afghanistan in Iron Man.