After I left Stovepipe Wells Village I continued driving west. I stopped on a downhill slope to take some pictures and I noticed some people standing in the road, maybe a mile ahead of me. When I resumed driving I reached them and discovered it was four young people who were posing in various scenarios in the road for pictures. I turned around and went back to ask if they wanted a picture of all of them together.
Turns out they are from Italy and are visiting the US on holiday (I told them I have a friend in Durham who is in the US from Rome as a grad student at Duke University). After I took pictures with their cameras I started to drive away, but stopped again and walked back to ask if I could get a photo for the blog. They happily obliged.
And after that photo I continued driving west out of Death Valley… so I say Ciao!, leaving it behind for others to enjoy.