Furnace Creek Inn offers lap of luxury
It is said that Death Valley gets 1.8 inches of rainfall each
and, in our fist visit to this "parched" landscape, it felt like we got it all
on our first day. It was enough, anyway, to wash out a bridge and require us to
take a 40-mile detour just to get to Furnace Creek.
So much for the image. We don't remember Ronald Reagan saying anything about
rain when he hosted the Death Valley Days TV show all those years.
Of course, the timing of our trip was just luck of the draw, and there's no
doubt that most people will enjoy a "normal" Desert Valley adventure in which
they'll experience hot, sunny weather most of the time. In summer, the operative
word is hot — as hot as the record high of 134 degrees — which is why