March 10, 2010

China Ranch Date Farm

Along the way on Hwy 160.

Lots of cacti were for sale at the date farm.

I don't know the story behind the bottles but there were a lot of them.

Trail through the woods along the creek that's nearby.

Alligator warning, we never spotted it.

Nicky's checking out the fish in the creek.

Rows and rows of dates, there are several varieties grown.

Toyed with an effect on this one

Grammy doesn't like her picture taken, but Nicky asked her so she couldn't refuse.

Table and chair, outside the giftshop, made from horseshoes.

Date shake, yummy!


We had a great time at the China Ranch Date Farm. It's a unique little oasis in the middle of nowhere. After our visit, we drove along offroad trails and saw old talc mines. We'd like to return and do some hiking and check out the hot springs nearby. We brought home a package of dates. I plan to make date bread. I have my grandma's recipe, I've been itching to give it a try. We also bought chocolate oat date cookies. They were so moist and delicious. I might take a stab at replicating them.


Anonymous said...

The date ranch is so pretty, as is the farm in your previous post. Lots of gorgeous areas around LV. Thanks for the photos!

Kellee said...

Thank you! There are all kinds of beautiful sights nearby.