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... We wanted to meet people and get a real feel for what their lives were like and make a connection. We wanted to know how they lived, what they loved, etc. So while we were setting up and an older couple pulled up and stopped to talk, even inviting us over to give us some info about the park and the area, we were thrilled. The lady also said she made little rabbits with a piece of candy in each, and tried to make sure that every kid ...
... mom and cubs the day before After lunch we drove thru the Giant Forest and went to the Lodgepole Visitors Center. Every Visitors Center has different and informative information on the area, trees and animals.
On the way home we tried to make it to Crystal Cave. You have to buy tickets well in advance for the tour but it was a long hike to the Cave and then a lot of steps so we decided against the tour but we wanted to see the area. We made it almost to the end but it ...
... and made into flours plus what they caught fish, deer etc. the rock near the edge has huge handmade ground out holes from women grinding and chatting. The scenery is simply amazing. We plan to go up to see the huge trees called sequoia in the morning on our way to Yosemite. Grateful we have no bookings because the days are so short especially when we don't seem to be able to get away til 10am, so we aren't getting ...
... then ate ice cream out by the lake. All in all this was a great day and we are now discussing an "audible" off tomorrow's plan and spending more time at the park rather than going to Hollywood to see the walk of stars and Santa Monica Pier. For sure we will see the General Sherman Tree tomorrow and the rest will be "by ear" but we will end the day in Marina Del Rey so... Check back again ...
... Rock on the opposite side of expanse. The towering crowns of giant sequoias were the last to glow above the less noble species of pine already in shadow as the sun slid on towards someone else's morning. The Great Divide was a warm hue of red. We dined on freeze dried lasagna and green beans with a cup of coco to warm the belly. Mom and I stayed up late talking about such and such with some of this and that. What a lovely, exerting and nourishing day.
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