Our posts from the last few weeks have been a little out of order. Over Christmas, holed up in Las Vegas, we had hoped to catch up on our backlog and get back to the order of reality. Guess what: it didn’t happen, and if anything we’re even more mixed up now than we were before. After a strange Christmas in Las Vegas, where every day feels exactly the same, we visited my parents in upstate New York for New Year’s Eve and a belated Christmas celebration. Then we returned to Vegas, with a few days to blow before we were expected in LA (a place I was prepared to massively dislike, but more on that another day). On the way to LA, I convinced Paul to return to Death Valley for a few more days. Maybe if I share more pics, you’ll all understand why I love the place so much. Or maybe it’s just me. I’m pretty sure that I won’t be able to convince Paul to re-return to Death Valley until we have a 4WD, so drink this in: it’s your last glimpse of the Valley.