Month: May 2015

Catching Up

May 21-23 — Sacramento and Grass Valley are two wonderful places in which to spend time, especially if you’ve got hosts as fabulous as our friends, Mark and Simone.  We had never spent time in either place, and lucky us, we were treated to first-class accommodations and service and at their homes in both of these …

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Fred’s Yosemite

The following are just a few of the many photos that I took in Yosemite National Park during our recent visit. All of these images were taken and edited with my Samsung Galaxy 6S smartphone. Isn’t technology grand.

Kings Canyon National Park

May 13-15 — Giant trees. Towering mountains. Dramatic canyons. This is the Sierra Nevada, the area in which we are staying for nearly three weeks as we explore three more of our country’s magnificent national parks. The vastness and beauty of this place is hard to comprehend.  The Sierra Nevada range is larger than the French, Swiss, …

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Sequoia National Park

May 8-12 — This is the land of the giants – Giant Sequoia trees, that is. And wow, are they giants; some of the largest living things on earth! Sequoia National Park is one of three national parks found in the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that runs some 400 miles north-to-south along the eastern …

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Da Bears

While I’m still working on the post from our time here in Sequoia National Park, I couldn’t resist sharing these photos Fred took of the bears we’ve seen here in the park!  We have been in several national parks that are known to have bears, notably Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but have come up …

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