Long and a hot day at Sequoia National Park

Trip Start Jul 21, 2006
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Trip End Jul 31, 2006


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Monday, July 24, 2006

Today was a very exciting day as we witnessed not one, but two, U.S.treasures: Sequoia National Park and King's Canyon National Park. The beauty, as expected, was astounding. Among other things, we saw the oldest living thing - General Sherman, a tree estimated to be 2300-2700 years old. It is over 200 feet tall and over 30 feet in diameter at the base. Unbelievable! We also met some Amish people, which seemed peculiar because they don't drive. But they are smart--they find drivers.

The ride down King's Canyon was equally breathtaking--as we wound our way down Luka exclaimed the we were going in circles. We dipped our feet in the icy cold rivers (a welcome activity, as temperatures soared to 129 F at one thermostat reading) and saw the gimongous Grizzly Falls.

For the wildlife checklist, we saw one chipmunk and one mule deer (and one dead squirrel in the road), lots of lady bugs, dragon flies and butterflies. Oh, and Emilia also swears she saw a brown bear in the woods.

It's "nighty-night" in Oakhurst and on to Yosemite in the morning. Whooo, vacationing is exhausting!

Signing off
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pdavis
pdavis on

oops
Should have read this before I posted my comment on the first page.....guess you didn't miss the heat :)

Give all my love.

pdavis
pdavis on

Re: oops

mlefebvre
mlefebvre on

Great pictures
Hi guys,

I saw all the pictures you posted. They are great. I cannot believe how much the kids have grown. We saw each other about 7 months ago and I already see that they look a lot older. You are as beautiful as you were Emilia and Niki, you look very handsome with your new haircut! Luka is not a baby anymore and he looks as happy as he ever was.

Take care of yourselves and of each other. Enjoy every moment.

With love,
Mimi xoxoxoxoxooxox

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