Well, someone has been lazy… and I guess since this is my blog and I’m in charge here, it’s been me being lazy! We’re home(!) from R&R and settling back in. It only took 24+ hours travel … all good thankfully… and several hours of being bawled out by three cats who had missed us VERY much, but we’re home. We have yet to settle back into our summer routine because we didn’t actually HAVE a routine this summer before we took off after school, so we are now working on finding our summer schedule. I still have some great photos to share of our time in California with the inlaws. We had a lovely relaxing visit and we miss them already!
One thing we did together was head up to King’s Canyon National Park. The animal shelter we delivered Honor’s baby bird to was located in the foothills, so after stopping by there, we kept on going up the highway. Last summer we visited the amazing coastal redwoods, this year we had a chance to see the giant sequoias. We highly recommend the experience! Here are some of my favorite photos.
This massive tree was fallen in the 1800’s. It doesn’t rot, and is big enough inside to have once housed a logging camp.
Taking a break!
For perspective, check out the people behind the tree.
The moss growing on the trees was pretty too.
Moss on Honor was cute too.
Us, with General Grant, which, according to wiki, is the 2nd largest tree in the world, but according to park info, may be ranked differently… all I know for sure is that it is one very MASSIVE tree!
The kids and their grandparents :)
Another photo of Miss ‘LOOK AT ME!’.
Rocks MUST be climbed.
Big trees = big pinecones. Actually, Honor looked for the biggest cone she could find, Brian’s goal was to find the most perfect/unbroken cone he could, and the one he found was quite lovely… hard to that see here though.
I love how the colors in this photo turned out – like old fashioned autochrome photography or something.
We had a lovely day out and beautiful weather in the mountains, sunny, clear, 75F…. it was tough to get back in the car and drive back down into the valley’s 100+F temps!