Just a few days left before we leave. I spent the weekend doing the final research looking for restaurant recommendations and potential day trips. We will arrive early in the morning in Ontario so we will need to eat lunch pretty soon. I had my map of California and used Chowhound to search on towns we would be passing through on the drive up. It is about 200 miles to Lone pine and 300 to Mammoth. There is not much inbetween. So far, I've found the In-N-Out Burger in Victorville and a Mexican restaurant in Ridgecrest. I just searched a bit on the web to see if In-N-Out has some type of veggie burger. Nope. But I did find this interesting blog article on ordering burgerless hamburgers in the In-N-Out. Basically the equivalent of a grilled cheese. Hmmm... I bet it is going to be mexican food for us.
There will be a lot of choices in Mammoth. We are planning one meal at Convict Lake Resort which should be nice. If do a day trip to Mono Lake, I want to stop at Whoa Nellie Deli. It's in a gas station in Lee Vining but has rave reviews including a mention in the NYT.
We plan to do a two day hikes and maybe a day trip. On our list of potential items to see are
- Alabama Hills
- Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains
- Mono Lake
- Tioga Pass area of Yosemite
- Lakes around Mammoth
The days are going to fly by. I'm hoping that it will interest us enough to return again.