We started our second day in Mammoth Lakes pretty early since we had a full day planned ahead of us. Our first stop brought us to Bridgeport, California to explore Bodie Historic State Park, otherwise known as Bodie Ghost Town.
Bodie was established in 1861 after gold was discovered in 1859. It thrived initially, but now remains frozen in time. Like most authentic Wild West ghost towns, once the mining boom declined in the early 1900s, residents of Bodie ultimately chose to leave. The town was designated a 1961, and was named California’s official state gold rush ghost town.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, all of the buildings in the town were closed off to the public which meant Chris and I just enjoyed the outside of the town. After spending some time exploring, Chris and I drove off to June Lake to have lunch at Ohana 395.
We found an empty picnic table on one end of the lake and decided to have lunch there while watching people rent out boats for the day. We got their fried mac and cheese bites, Huli Huli chicken Hawaiian tacos and the Hawaiian lunch plate. Overall, their food was really great. They operate from a single food truck so there was a little bit of a wait.
After lunch, we drove to the other end of June Lake and just enjoyed being by the water. We didn’t come prepared (see swim clothes / towels / shade) so we didn’t stay as long as we had planned to, especially since it was too hot. We drove back to town, grabbed some food from the local Thai restaurant for dinner and watched Nacho Libre.
Over all, it was a pretty eventful second day!