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May 27th – Day 23
Today was the drive into Sequoia
National Park. The length of our RV meant we couldn't take the
closest route into the park. We're 31 foot and the tight switchbacks
meant that only vehicles less than 22 foot could use that road.
Instead we needed to leave Visalia and drive an hour north before
heading into the Park. It meant a ...
... Zach and I investigated and took advantage of the nice-sized library of books and DVD's, met a few people, learned a bit more about the park, and before we knew it, we were heading home with a bunch of clean clothes and towels!
... Evidently, Dolly's offer to make breakfast, prepare some of Katie's favorite meals and I was volunteered to do some cleaning was enough for us to arrive a few days early. We're still going to be as scarce as possible as Katie will be finishing up her classwork, presenting her senior Wildlife and Conservation major project, and, of course taking her finals. That sounded good to us!
... like yellow velvet swathed over valleys. The rest stop at Lebec was closed. The economy must be making this happen because it makes no sense to close rest stops on the most-traveled weekend of the year.
We are practicing for our upcoming trip by stopping often and walking around so that's why we stopped at the California Welcome Center in Tulare (Mary's call) and the Outlets (Kathy's Call). The ...
... We stopped at Yosemite Village to do the "tourist thing"...Brian slept in the RV while the kids and i went into the village. Brian had pulled a 24 hour day on Thursday working then slept 6 hours on the plane and then drove all the way to Yosemite. I think it will take a few more days to be caught up on sleep. The Village was too crowded for me, but i picked up a great book "oh, Ranger" that i hope to read to the kids in the RV. ...