Monday, July 6, 2009

Mono Cone and the Upside Down House

After a long day of exploring, we had dinner in Mammoth and we stopped at the kids favorite ice cream shop in Lee Vining, Mono Cone. The kids ate their ice cream in a park across the street. The park has a bunch of historical farming and mining equipment in it. The kids enjoyed climbing on it. There is also an exhibit of the Upside Down House that the kids love to look at each year.

The Upside Down House was created by Nellie Bly O'Bryan (1893–1984),
visionary, entrepreneur and long time resident of the Mono Basin. Originally
located along US-395 north of the Tioga Lodge, it was inspired by two childrens'
stories—“Upside Down Land” and “The Upsidedownians.” Upon her death in
1984, the Upside-Down House fell into disrepair until it was rescued and moved
to its current site in October 2000. The house became Mono County's first
“man-made” tourist attraction in 1956. Another great day !