Camping in the Sequoia Nat’l Park is something noone should miss in their lifetime. I grew up in & around the Sierra mountains of Northern California and had only been to the Giant Sequoia’s once in my life. We didn’t have much time to spend driving around to all of the different tourist-y sites in the park but we did thoroughly enjoy our campground and surrounding area. We saw a 2 year old bear on 2 days and heard the big male bear around our site at night but I sure as hell was not sticking my head out to see him or take a picture! Tracy also took many, many pictures. Soon she’ll have some up for a look-see. Here are a few of mine (no, not with a new beautiful camera, that one never came/order has been cancelled/story at a later date):
There were a lot of these
There was some of this
There was quite a bit of this happening in Tracy’s chair
There was not a lot of this happening in my chair
There were a few sightings of this guy
There was a lot of this
Much of this
And at the end of it all, Tracy & I ended up in matching outfits all other clothes being dirty, here is our fan-frickin-tastic family (minus sadie, she took the picture, Tracy has a full pic of the 6 of us).
Okay, it is really rather funny that we are that like minded we held onto our Haiku shirts until the last day of camping, plus green pants & we always wear our matching cowboy hats!
Funny story, well at least we thought so;
Picture it, breakfast cooked & cleaned up, campsite pretty much bear-proofed, George & the kids walk down to the creek, Tracy & I go in the tent to change for the days activities.
All of a sudden the campground get’s really noisy. Not yelling, not cars, not radios, just noisy. Before I know it, there is a woman hollering in a panicked voice into the tent, ‘do you know where your kids are? there’s a bear, a bear!’
Being naked, Tracy & I both stammer, ‘Our husband is with the kids’.
Notice the ‘our’ in that statement.
I quickly corrected myself, not wanting to be mistaken for a polygamist, ‘he’s with them, they’ll be fine’ and Tracy says, ‘Is it a big bear?’
The woman replies, ‘yeah, it’s a year or two old’, having never seen the bear herself.
It’s like a large stuffed animal. Cute, furry and just plain adorable.
End of funny story.
…snort…’our husband’…snort…well we did match exactly so he wouldn’t get confused and think there were 2 of us, did we??