The car after sitting in a dirt parking lot in Yosemite for 3 weeks
Panum Crater on the inside
Looking at the crater from the outside
Just another long, straight road in the middle of nowhere
Now onto Bodie State Park. The road to Bodie was ridiculously rough, I felt like the car was going to fall apart. It was a dirt road with huge rocks, potholes and lots of ridges in the road. Once we got there it was pretty cool because Bodie is a gold mining ghost town. It is literally a town that has been left in "arrested decay" since it became a state park in the early 1960s. The historical geek in me really enjoyed walking to each of the remaining buildings, looking in the windows and reading all of the descriptions. We really enjoyed this, we probably spent about an hour or so exploring then packed up and left.
Old church at Bodie
Inside the church
Us at Bodie
Inside one of the abandoned homes
Looking at what's left of the abandoned town
Inside another home
Inside the school
More ghost town
The local watering hole
When we were leaving Bodie we drove past a flock of sheep and an actual shepherd. With a shepherd's crook and all. Sadly, we couldn't get the camera out fast enough to catch him but here's a picture of his sheep.
Famous mansion built around 100 years ago at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, the beauty and grandeur was hard to capture on camera
Our view at dinner
Us at Lake Tahoe
(still in hiking clothes because we hadn't stopped long enough to fish regular clothes out of our trunk)
It was a 3.5 hours drive to Santa Rosa, a town near wine country where we found an affordable hotel. John drove the whole time and we arrived before midnight. We unloaded the car and headed to bed.