some flowers just bloom dead
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May 8th, 2010 – by: lachicktravels
May 8th, 2010: For Mother's day i thought about what gifts to give her but i couldn't come up with anything so i decided to take her to see the beautiful poppies in the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster instead. that's what i love about California. we have the desert, the mountains, hillsides, and my favorite the coast!! i live in a beautiful state!!!! so yes the Poppy Reserve is only 1 1/2 hours away from east LA. not bad at all. i woke up a bit late so we didn't head out until 10:30 or so after we ate breakfast.
let's go get gas first. alrighty! finally on the freeway to the 5 north. no traffic getting there which is awesome! i was shocked.
we've finally hit highway 138 which is only 2 miles away from the all the poppies.
my mom preferred to take the short and easy trail hike of about 1 mile so we started off a paved road into a sandy dirt trail. luckily my mom was wearing sneakers, the right shoes. i wasn't sure what to expect at the Poppy Reserve since i have never been there before.
hills and hills of poppies in bloom but i did notice there were patches where there were no poppies at all. perhaps the flower season is about to end and most of the poppies had died. see the pictures and you'll see how lovely it looked! even more lovely in person i must say. best of all this was not man-made!!
the day trip was short about 2-3 hours later we were done w/ the trail and began our trip back home. on the way headed back i took the wrong turn and gotten lost for about 10 minutes when i realized and sensed i was going the wrong way. eventually i found the way back to the right road. life without a GPS. again surprisingly we didn't hit traffic until closer to home. we arrived home a bit tired. and now i'm off to my nap! =)
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