Whispering Pines Lodge
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... largest living thing. It was a famous Sequoia tree and it's name was General William. It was so big. Every year it grows bigger. My dad told us that. It was more than one hundred degrees. Not anything like Ohio. The elevation was 900 to 7,000. It was amazing to us. Then we came back and showered. Then we got back on the rode to head to Awesome, Amazing Las Vegas. See ya there!!!!!!!
... the record for the latter being held by a tree in the coastal Redwoods National Park where we were a week ago. Apparently, at a youthful 2,200 years of age the General Sherman Tree's circumference at ground level is 103 feet with one of its branches measuring almost 7 feet in diametre. I'm not sure I was truly able to appreciate that it was dramatically larger than the surrounding giants (how much bigger than huge can a tree be??)... but I chose to ...
... at all the other campsites in the area only to settle back on the first we looked at. After Petersen's hot tubs we were a bit cautious.
Our first proper campsite with fire pit and picnic and weather that lets you sit out side in the evening. Elaine is in charge of the G&T, which were amazing, and Marc is responsible for food and relaxation.
It feels like the second part of the RV trip has started.
... br> then proceeded to flaunt our elegantly handmade hitchhiking sign
through the streets and then onto the highway. Apparently Andrew and I
have enough karma built up that we got rides relatively quickly. A kind
Australian firefighter went out of his way to drive us to Hwy 395, then
an outdoorsy, off-roadin' couple took us all the way the Kennedy Meadows
at 9 o'clock at night. All thanks to the generosity of strangers and
the "Hikers ...
... snow and 40oF to the flat plain, orange and lemon trees and 75oF – T shirt weather.
After some seriously bad road works, and before Bakersfield, we headed east, back to the hills, along the 155. Lovely scenery again of a very different sort – grass covered hills interspersed with trees and granite boulders. There are some beautiful ranches around. Again we climbed to 6,000 feet ...