Daily Archives: April 17, 2010

Poppies, poppies, poppies…

Jan and I had a craving for Chinese for lunch, so after Googling ‘Best Chinese Buffet Lancaster CA and coming up with the Super King Buffet right down the road from us, we headed out about 11 am. Turns out it was really good. Better than the place in Las Vegas. Great Hot & Sour Soup. We’ll go back.

Coming back to the fairgrounds about 12:15, we drove over to the Good Sam Rally area to get a day pass. And a lot of good it did us.

After they took our $20 ($10 each) we found out that the rally was over at noon. Seems like they could have told us that ahead of time. The schedule online said that the rally was taking place on Friday and Saturday. Bummer.

But I used the time to check out the facilities for Nick Russell as a possible site for a future Gypsy Journal Rally.

Leaving the rally we drove over to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. It was about 15 miles out in the country. As we got closer we realized that this was the orange hills we had seen in the distance. The California Poppy is state flower of California and the Lancaster is the best place in the state to see them. And the view was really spectacular.

You can click the following pictures to enlarge them.

Note the poppies up the hillside.

Poppies 1
Poppies 2
Poppies 5
Poppies 3
Poppies 4
Poppies 6
Poppies 7
Almost as pretty as the bluebonnets in the Texas Hill County.

After making the drive we headed back home about 2:30 pm.

Then about 6 Jan fixed her world-famous tuna noodle casserole and we settled in to watch the new Dr. Who.

More tomorrow…