Friday, February 6, 2015

This land is my land

One of the best days ever.

We had so much fun in Sequoia National Park playing among the big trees and trying to use our camera lenses. We drove to the park from Visalia Elks Lodge where we are camped.On the way we noticed how thoughtful the farmers were. For us city-folk, they had signs on fences telling what was being grown.We passed orange groves,
 lemon groves, grapefruit trees, walnut trees, almond trees, and kiwi. Kiwi is a tricky thing. The fields look like vineyards.

We had two things on our must do list: to drive our truck through a tree intentionally without getting hurt and to see the largest tree in the USA. We did both successfully.  There was still snow on the ground
up in the higher elevations even though the temperature was in the 80's at the base of the mountains and in the high 50's up near 6000 ft.
I must say the road should win some sort of prize for all the twists and turns. The forest ranger said some people turn and come back due to the roads, but not us! We had a  list and we were going to do it.

How I spent my day:

The tunnel tree

The largest tree

One of many twists and turns

1 comment:

Jim and Sandie said...

I was in awe of those trees. They are so incredible.