We're sitting at one of the many lodges at the Grand Canyon (El Tovar to be exact), enjoying the warmth before heading out to camp in the cold, 17 degrees at the moment...and its still early. On this day, John says he's thankful for bourbon. There may not have been turkey this Thanksgiving, but we're thankful for the adventure of it all. Wishing we could be in many places at once, with all those we love. Hoping you're all cozy'd up, stuffed full and blissed out. Should have some good pictures of the canyon to come.
Stayed for about 5 days soaking up the desert sun. There's something mesmerizing about the quiet and warmth of this place..."oh, the serenity." Who knew we could experience a bit of summer again in November. Glad John was willing to make a return trip. The lizards occupied this place, but no tarantulas this time, and no success in our hunt for the desert tortoise...guess there's always next time.
O where to begin...we've reached full states of bliss in the land of the BIG trees. We left Yosemite early, due to the ranger's bear scare. In doing so we were able to traverse down Kings Canyon NP, the last day before closing the road for winter. It was an experience we would highly recommend. After that we moved onto Sequoia National Park.
There are at least 6 climbers that we know of up there
Giant Sequoia top
Sequoia National Park
Biggest Tree in the World (by volume)
the view leaving Sequoia
May the sun shine on your faces,
the air be clean enough to breath deep,
and the road as endless as your desire to travel it.
After over a month apart we're back on the road. Headed towards Yosemite at the moment and then hitting as many national parks as possible on our way east before the weather hits, and while we're still dogless. The following is a collaboration of our solo adventures over the past 5 weeks. Mine mostly from northern California and John's loop around the west coast. Enjoy. Hope to update on a more regular basis now. Love to all!!
john dubbed this "abandonment beach"
Mattole Valley beauty
there's a reason why its called the lost coast
Emma and Marin...part of my cali family love
Terra Rose and pumpkin
Somewhere in Cali
Big Sur sunset and campspot
Pasadena Heritage Weekend
The Greene and Greene Gamble House
Joshua Tree National Park
Fall is finally here
Big Horn Sheep in Zion
Zion National Park
The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mt. Rainier
The birthday boy Todd Lee and his best lady Dayna Lee