On the way home from NV -The Casa de Frutas.

One of the things road trips are about?… pulling off the main road to investigate..something.
Something that tickles your interest in some way. I had passed by the ‘Casa de Frutas’ many times on my way to and from the Central Valley/ the desert – this time i took the exit (yes, the place has it’s own exit!) to check it out.
It’s along Rte 152, which goes from Gilroy, past the San Luis Reservoir, to Rte 5 in the central valley.
(This was absolutely the last stop on the Nevada trip.)
Soooo glad i did.
For one thing there’s a great market:

CasaDeF_Blog.TNAnd many remnants of previous times – tools and packaging:
ToolsTNCF_BlogTNsLast but not least, this marvelous carousel:

CarouselCLR_TNI also shot the carousel w/ my Pentax 6×7 – Both digital & B&W made for some really nice montage images.
NV_carousel.BW.TN

 

Dancing3_TN

1215Carousel_LateLite

DesertRide2

SilverLiningCLR_TN
Here’s the website:
http://www.casadefruta.com/index.php
—————————————

Links du jour include:
TylerNordgren_DV(Photo © Tyler Nordgren)
Death Valley: Park wins dark-sky status for starry, starry nights
http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-california-death-valley-national-park-20130220,0,700108.story

http://www.darksky.org/
Death Valley NPS site:
http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm
——————————-
Going Somewhere?
Little Boy, Liberia, and Easy Rider: Longform’s guide to road trips.
By Elon Green – Sat., March 9, 2013.
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/longform/2013/03/piggyback_bandit_easy_rider_and_hank_williams_last_ride_great_articles_about.html

———————————
RogerMinickPhoto © Roger Minick
You Look Like Such a Tourist: ’80s and ’90s Edition
By David Rosenburg – Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 11:00 AM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/03/27/roger_minick_sightseers_looks_at_tourists_across_the_united_states_over.html

Hope you enjoyed the read, and enjoy the road, wherever it may take you!