This weekend we packed up the car to meet our friends at Sequoia National Park. They’re traveling through the United States on a road trip, and we were happy to meet them. The drive to the park is gorgeous, lots of beautiful hills and greenery.
As we approached the park we drove through the fog. It made the forest look ethereal.
We got to our campsite and realized we were missing one backpack with all our gear (sleeping bags, tent, sleeping pads + pillows). GASP. So here we are walking through the campground to find our friends!
Forgetting our backpack was something to laugh about. Instead we slept inside our car. Thankfully our friends had two extra sleeping bags, and I had three blankets so we worked with it, and survived!
Monday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. Andrew started a fire and we cooked breakfast.
Always have to have bacon. Also: mason jars are great for just about everything.
The day included walking to see General Grant, one of the biggest and oldest sequoias.
General Grant is 267 feet tall and 1,650 years old!
We took a walk through a fallen sequoia, which is apparently the only way they die. They are indestructible otherwise, surviving rot, insects, and fire.
Afterwards we took a drive to see a waterfall. The drive up there was gorgeous as well. It was beautiful, and the rivers running alongside the mountains were a sight to see. So much water!
Unplugged for a couple days, hanging out alongside a campfire (cause it was so cold), and being with friends make for a great trip. Aren’t our friends the cutest?
My favorite part of the trip was watching the kids and Uncle Andrew have an intense snowball fight.
The last two times the Warriors won the Finals we were camping the night of their championship game. Coincidence or a sign of good luck? 😉
– Get gas one more time before getting into the park. That way you have enough gas to visit other parts as it’s really big.
– If you’re headed back to the South Bay visit Cutija Taco Shop in Los Banos. One word: CARNE-ASADA-FRIES!