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... these extra wide places in the road so you and I could take in the beauty of the spot? On this road the saying rings ever so true..... It's not about the destination but about the journey.
Just a word of wisdom...the next time you see something truly beautiful along the way, don't keep driving or walking. Stop and pull off the road or turn around and go back. Soak it in if you don't have a camera or take some pictures if you do but ...
Later we found ourselves in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, which claims four of the world's five largest trees. Another guided walk took us to the General Sherman, the world's largest living tree, 275 feet tall, about 103 feet around with its largest branch measuring nearly 7 feet in diameter. Frank told us someone had joked about this 27 story tree among the other giants ...
... or carpet had faded or were worn, the Historical Society had done an excellent job of having reproductions made. Overall, the presentation of this piece of history compared favorably with that of much grander (and much more expensive tours!) of places like the Vanderbilt Mansion, or Scotty's Castle! Certainly worth taking an hour to check it out!
He even played the old Victrola for us!
... road in the dark. There are very few towns in this area. We stopped for dinner at a little BBQ place called Bodie Mike's, delicious food. No vacancy signs were illuminating the few lodging spots in that town so we loaded up and drove on. Luckily twenty miles ahead, we found a place with a room available, Willow Spring Motel and RV park. The owner greeted us and we felt right at home. The property had been in her family for years. We unloaded and fell into ...
... on. Since we're also close to home, we're prepared for anything that could happen, though sometimes that cannot work out so well. Let's just hope that nothing goes wrong when we get back home. We plan to go by bike, Tou's idea, as I wanted to go by foot. He said it was faster and safer that way. I thought it was a good workout for him since he was never one to agree to such matters. I didn't want to have a debate over the topic and just decided to go along it. ...
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