Tuesday morning, we had breakfast at the hotel and then left for
After we had checked into the hotel, we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon at the
We got back to the hotel at around 9 p.m. and had dinner at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Le VillageÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a dinner buffet within our hotel complex. There was a salad bar, different appetizers, entrÃƒÂ©es and side dishes and delicious desserts [I had an apple crÃƒÂªpe :) yum!].
Afterwards we went for a little walk along the Strip to enjoy Ã¢â‚¬Å“
The funny thing was that the hotels are so well-air-conditioned that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty cool inside while itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still about 90 degrees outside. What a crazy world!
In the afternoon we spent a few hours at the beautiful hotel pool, which was located on the third floor above the buzzing noises of the Strip. It was really relaxing :)
First stop was at Zabriskie point, a vista point with a breathtaking view of the desert.
When we got out off the car, a hot wind slapped us in the face and we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t realize HOW hot it was until we got back into the air-conditioned car and instantly started to sweat. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a very surreal experience to be in hot temperatures and not even notice that you are sweating, because the sweat immediately evaporates on the skin.
Then we stopped at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Furnace Creek Inn & RanchÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ an accommodation in
Te most interesting place in Death Valley is Ã¢â‚¬Å“BadwaterÃ¢â‚¬Â, a basin which is noted to be the lowest point in North America with an elevation of 282 feet [= 85.5 m] below sea level. There is a small spring-fed pool of water next to the road, but because of the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin the water is undrinkable, thus the name Ã¢â‚¬Å“BadwaterÃ¢â‚¬Â.
We made it back to LA at around 8 p.m. and pretty much went to bed right away.