DVNP: Furnace Creek Resort

D and I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas, but I will wrap up our Death Valley posts first.

For lunch on Sunday we ate at the 49er Café in Furnace Creek Ranch.  This was the design on the tables:

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Turkey sandwich and hamburger on a pretzel bun.  Overpriced…nothing too exciting.

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After lunch, we bought a day pass to the pool/showers for $5 a person.  The pool was fed by warm springs, and the water was quite warm.

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The kids had fun at the little park nearby.

Next we stopped by Furnace Creek Inn, a sister property that is more upscale.

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For dinner, we made ramen with veggies.

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The next morning, we packed up and left in the morning.  D chatted up our neighbors and talked to one young family that is trying to visit every national park.  What an ambitious and inspiring goal!

On the way home, we stopped by Lola’s Kitchen in Barstow.

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We shared a breakfast burrito and a carne asada burrito.  Both were fine, but I am not quite sure what all the Yelp hype is about.  Maybe there’s not much competition in Barstow? 

I didn’t have as much fun planning for this trip since the food options were so limited.  However, I was impressed with the stark beauty of Death Valley and liked how there was plenty of hiking options for small kids.  I was also excited to add one more cancellation to my national park passport.  D and I are already discussing where to go next!

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