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Travel Blogs from Palm Desert
... the tribe's rangers, and we were lucky to be the only two hikers in the group.
William had lots to tell us about the stories his ancestors have handed down and about the plants we encountered along the way and their uses for food and medicine.
The brittlebush ...
... but the place looked pretty grubby.
Biggest Tree in the World – Sequoia National Park
After crazy LA nature was calling. We swapped our Jeep Wrangler for a Ford Mustang (and got ripped off on the ridiculous insurance of course) in order to make some long-haul drives. We drove to Sequoia National Park to see the world’s tallest tree. What a very relaxing park. We saw a wild black bear ...
With the forecast of rain imminent on
the horizon and our time in the US coming to an end, we decided to
head towards a place with an onsite launderette to start to put Gary
into hibernation mode. We are heading back to Africa and plans need
to be made as to what to take with and what to leave, making room for
all the new clothes, snorkelling equipment, swimming gear and more Apple products than a barrow boy on Petticoat Lane ...
... them and catching up. We had a group dinner at the resort clubhouse. Stuart and I were itching to get back to the motor home to see the national championship game. We finally got back at half time. Too bad Alabama won. They shut out LSU 21 - 0. Tomorrow we leave in a caravan at 7:20. We'll be in bed early.
As we left Palm Desert the next morning the full moon ...
... d have a ball here! We drove home via good old I-10 eastbound to complete our circle tour for the day.
It's interesting to observe how quickly night falls here - it seems one minute its 18 degrees and sunny, and then its 12 degrees and night is on it's way. But, we're not complaining, that's for sure!
We still have a few hikes we want to take this week before heading back home to the cold and, apparently, snow. Could be hard to re-adjust to reality, I'm ...