Sequoia National Park

Today was our last day at the national parks in California. We took the one and half hour drive to Sequoia National Park where our first stop was the descent to General Sherman, the world’s largest tree. It was magnificent, especially being surrounded by so many other enormously large Sequoia’s with their reddish-orange bark, wide

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King’s Canyon National Park

The morning started off well enough with a special treat of hot cocoa toaster pastries, a walk to feed Floppy the cow some graham crackers; then came a return to the ranch for bathroom breaks, a tense backing out of the steep dirt driveway when we realized the parking brake was still on, followed by

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Yosemite

After five days in sunny California, we are finally headed to our first national park of our trip. We had a relaxing evening at the pool and giant hot tub, spent the evening listening to Adventures in Odyssey and drawing pictures, and all the kids were asleep by 8:15 with the adults not shortly after.

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California Countryside

This morning we said goodbye to our place in San Jose and, after a stop for non-perishable groceries at Trader Joe’s and some bagel sandwiches from House of Bagels, we were on the road to Yosemite. The drive itself was uneventful, but the views were awe-inspiring. Other than a trip to San Francisco years and

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A View of the Pacific

Friday, fun day. We did not start our day with a brisk swim like yesterday, instead we headed to Matt’s friend Matt’s house and the kids had a blast playing a VR game. We then headed south to the 17-mile drive at Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula. It was breathtaking. Some of the highlights

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