Honeymoon in Death Valley…

After our annual Vegas trip with Michael’s company, we started out our honeymoon with a day trip heading out onto a back road in the mountains of Big Bear. Our dogs Odie & Kona came along for the ride – having somewhat deluxe accommodations in the back of my Xterra. We all had a great time exploring the Big Pine Flat Trail & the surrounding woods.

After a brief stop at home we packed our gear into Michael’s Tacoma and headed out to Death Valley and BLM land. We traveled through and camped for 3 days seeing the Trona Pinnacles (Star Trek and the Planet of the Apes were filmed here), the Ibex Dunes, Saratoga Springs, the Harry Wade Exit Trail & the Owlshead Mountains Trail. I’ve camped before but never in areas this remote before.

The stars in the night sky were amazing – you could actually see the Milky Way and the sunrise every morning took our breathe away. Breakfast cooked in a beat up skillet on a Coleman camping stove, sandwiches for lunch and soup cooked right in the can for dinner…. it was nice for things to be so simple and basic. My sweet husband even thought to get a pop up tent and shower pump for me. After warming water on the Coleman stove, I got a warm shower every morning.

So… we’re back at home – relaxed, inspired and ready for holiday portrait time. Thank you everyone for being so patient while we took this much needed vacation. Here are a few photos from our trip. πŸ˜€

Odie and Kona ready to hit the road

Kona walks herself down a trail

A little creek in the Big Bear Mountains

Michael with Odie & Kona

Sunrise in Death Valley

Abandoned car

Saratoga Springs – yup… it’s in the middle of the desert

Wild Donkeys – they even stopped to pose for us πŸ˜‰

Ibex Dunes


Yup – even photographers do the one armed self portrait at times. πŸ˜€

~ by True Blue Photography on October 24, 2008.

3 Responses to “Honeymoon in Death Valley…”

  1. i love the pictures from you honeymoon….

  2. Oh those are great! I love to see the kissie couple! It’s like my husband and I! hahahaha

  3. Whereabouts is that abandoned car? Would be s sick pinup photoshoot…

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