Seven Circles Retreat
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For those that do not get the title, YouTube "Gabriel Iglesias 6 levels of fat"...he is very funny. Sequoia National Park was established in 1890. It is over 850,000 acres. It is home to the largest trees that I have ever seen. As an example General Sherman, that's right, this tree is so Oh Hell No, that it gets it's own name, By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth. Absolutely amazing. Thank you God for not dropping your marble ...
After the fail that was Yosemite we continued south to these 2 National Parks that are like a 2 in 1, one leads straight into the other. We arrived at Kings Canyon first and it was really nice, staying above the canyon to keep cool we saw a bit of wildlife and it was really quiet. The canyon itself wasn't that impressive, maybe it was because of all the smoke coming down from the ...
... place and felt a bit like being back home in the countryside with all the greenery everywhere. The first stop was Robert Mondavi Winery. This was the best Winery we visited as it started with a tasting of a Sauvignon Blanc outside in the vineyard and then finished with a tour around the Winery and a tasting of either a red or a sweet wine.
Next up was Andretti Winery, founded by the famous racing driver Mario Andretti. ...
... including groves with several giants, drive-through trees, fallen trees, bears (like the black one that walked past our car) and the largest tree on the planet, General Sherman. For those with a head for figures, check these out:
Diameter at base: 11.1m
Weight: 2,000 tonnes approx
Age: approx 2,200 years
Amazingly these statistics do not make it ...
... 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. ...