We looked for a reputable dolphin tour in the Portland area and came across The Dolphin Connection which sails out of Ingleside. Irv and Sonja have worked with the same families of dolphins for over 16 years and know them by name, so we figured they would be good tour guides.
Touring Death Valley for the 2nd day in a row, we wanted to see more of the sights. Today we first climbed the 15% grade up to Dante’s View at 5600+ feet where it was hailing, then down to Bad Water at 284 feet BELOW sea level. It’s not supposed to rain in Death Valley, but we were in the middle of a full on rains storm. We waited it out and then drove back up the road to the Natural Bridge just before sunset. Dinner was at the Death Valley Junction Cafe where Rob had to have the Death Valley Junction Burger and coleslaw.
The day started early at 7:30am and it was a little nippy in the RV to say the least. It was about 66f when we went to bed, and prayed we’d have enough propane to last the night – NOT! It was a balmy 46f in the morning and Dar was only saved from freezing …
Our first day in the RV taught us a lot of lessons. Leaving Canada for an 18,000 Km motorhome vacation through the US in -26 degree weather will do that. It was a hell of a day right from start to finish.