We spent Thursday night at the Stovepipe Wells Resort in Death Valley National Park. This village was founded in1926 as Death Valley's first tourist resort. A hand-dug well near the resort had its presence marked by an old piece of stovepipe sticking up beside it. Our room was a basic motel room; no frills and no television. We paid about double what we would have paid for a similar room outside of the park. Food is also expensive in the park, it is best to bring your own. Maybe the expense of everything is not all that unusual, considering the location of the park in a remote desert. Which brings me to Scotty's Castle.