Travel Blogs from Hanford
... these giants need fire to complete their cycle of life. Apparently, when the fires come through the stand of trees the heat from the fire cause the pine cones to pop open and release the seeds that are trapped in the cones. Pretty crazy huh? The mature trees seem to be able to withstand the fires but will char and heal themselves. We saw this a lot as we walked through the Forest. President Lincoln signed a bill in 1864 to protect the ...
We enjoyed a box lunch picnic in the park. They were packed by the hotel and were better than expected (after last night's poor meal)---sandwich, chips and cookie. We ate with Eric and Sue from Illinois, very nice folks.
After lunch and a short drive we took in an amazing view of Kings Canyon ...
... for Shirley she didn't get to see a Golden Eagle either! So next on the agenda was the drive from Sequoia National Park to Ridgecrest which is the next place on our way over to Vegas! We turned on our trusty sat nav, who we've been calling Dora (after Dora the Explorer) and wow did Dora live up to her name tonight!! She took us on the most remote road ever, we saw the same number of deer as we did cars, 3!!! And this road was tiny and was winding this way ...
Recently I went with Larry Mattingly to Richland, Washington where he had some business to conduct. While we were there we took the "B Reactor Tour" at the old Hanford Nuclear facility.
The "B" reactor was the worlds first full size atomic reactor and was assembled to make the element Plutonium. ...
Today we went to see Easy A. It was decent. I laughed. It was definitely a good view on how fast and ridiculous gossip can be.
This morning we went to a church called Calvary Chapel. There are quite a few all over California, it wasn't my favorite quite honestly. The people were nice though. We were invited to their fall festival that night, so thats where ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center