Jane went to Korea
during 10/2 - 10/12 and D. I. stayed at home alone for about 10 days.
Meantime, D.I. traveled for 3 days to Devils Postpile
National Monument and Death Valley with
Mr./Mrs. Kyu-Man Shim, old friend since Fairchild Semikor and KMI in Korea
since 1966 and currently same member of Castlewood Country Club.
They drove through
Yosemite National Park and went to Mammoth Lake on the first day (10/4) -
267 miles or 427km. After they checked in hotel, they visited Devils
Postpile National Monument nearby, about 7 miles away (red line on the map).
On the second day
(10/5), They drove to Death Valley - 244 miles or 390km (green line on the
map) and spent whole afternoon visiting Points of Interest in Death Valley
On the third day
(10/6), they drove back home driving same route they drove to Death Valley -
410 miles or 650km. (Total for the trip - 1,090 miles or 1,745km)
D. I. has visited
these places a few times already but wanted to see in more detail.
Especially, he drove through the Death Valley on the way to Las Vegas or on
the way back from Las Vegas a few times, but never spent time within the
park. It was the first visit to these palces for Mr./Mrs. Shim and all
of them enjoyed the trip very much with perfect weather - not too cold, not
to hot and clear blue sky every day.