Montecito Sequoia Lodge
Travel Blogs from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
It's into the hire car with some trepidation on my part. The multi lane, multi storey freeways look daunting to me but Laz is quietly confident. I have a job to do. Remember Tight Right and Loose Left at every turn. This helps an anxiety driven Mother. Larry as usual drives amazingly well and we are out of the city quicker than we …
... Then down to see the General Sherman, which really is the largest tree by volume in the world. Everything here seems to be the biggest or best in the world!! It has been great seeing all these amazing trees and sights but we are ready for some civilisation on our way to Las Vegas tomorrow meeting up with Mark and Sandra. It will be nice to have some company for the next stage of our journey. ...
... back to our car to make our way out of L.A., with two final stops; another visit to In-N-Out Burger for lunch and then Griffith Observatory.
The observatory is on top of a hill on the north side of Los Angeles and gives you a great overview of the city. We drove up the hill as far as parking would allow and then walked the rest of the way. After the 20-minute climb we reached the observatory level for a slightly hazy view of the city and the world-famous ...
... the backdrop was a dump truck facility, and offered no shade. It felt like a 100+. So after some brainstorming ,we decided to take to the road and see what we could find. Michael stopped at a outfitters store and spoke to a local who told us about Bass Lake. Once we got there ,and saw how blue and picturesque the lake was, we were determined and hopeful to find a new place to camp. After a long and scenic drive we stopped to talk ...
... valleys .
We found a lake half way to Barstow, which was as dry as Moogerah in the drought times and hotter than Lake Moogerah in the summer, but at 6,000 feet so we got the cool nights and found a pool at a KOA campground that has been getting our business in the heat as they somehow keep the swimming pools ice cold, then tracked back to Barstow, to find route 66 after an 8 day 900 mile (1500km detour)
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting