Sequoia Camp Ground is where we stayed. It has been a super relaxing, chill little getaway. It may sound a little contradictory, but this camp ground holds so many fond memories for me, and even though the camp has changed alot I might be convinced to come back for a few days with family and or a group of friends. It is overall a good gathering place if one is headed to Sequoia National Park or just to relax for a couple of days. And, like I said in another post there is a camp store that sells basic camping items, ice cream, ice, wood, bug spray, bread and the like. Additionally, there are a few restaurants, (if one wants a night off of cooking), a little market, a post office, fire station and a few little hotel/motels up the street.
Last night before we turned in for the evening we walked into an open area in camp and looked up at the stars. In the darkness there were so many stars visible to the naked eye. (No way we could see them in the city.) There is a certain beauty and peace about standing in total darkness in the forest staring up at the sky. It is almost magical, spiritual, if you will…
Well check out time is 11 a.m. I got up about 7:30 and started straightening up, securing items and putting others away. It usually takes us about 30 minutes to get ready to hit the road. Craig secured our 🚲 bikes and 💺 chairs, closed the slide and awning and swept our floor mat and stowed it in the garage below. Ready to hit the road, we begin our journey back home.
Before we left the area I wanted to stop at Lake Kaweah and the Slick Rock Recreation area to see how much it has changed. The lake and recreation areas have taken a heavy hit with these decade(s) long drought. True, we have had rain here and there but not nearly enough as you will see. It actually saddened my heart to see the water level SO LOW.
Why so many pix about this area? I don’t know. Maybe to bring awareness? Maybe to share my memories? Maybe to show how our little part of the world is changing? Maybe to share the importance of water? After all, Where there is water, there is life. What if this lake dries up, what then?? Something to think about.🤔
As we continued our drive back home on the 198 we passed a few vineyards and fields of fruit trees. This particular home on the hill surrounded by a 🍇 grape Vinyard caught our attention.
Continuing on we passed a fruit stand. I love to stop at country fruit stands and check them out. The fruit from these stands is almost always sweeter than anything I can get from the grocery store in the city. Craig pulled over for me.😁
Approaching Los Angeles County we passed Pyramid Lake.
We arrived home about 4:30 in the afternoon. It was a relaxing three and a half day getaway. We are so fortunate and blessed to be retired, have a motor home, and have the freedom to get away when we desire. #BLESSED.
Until next month when we head out to Rincon🏖 in Ventura county. Be Safe and Stay healthy. PEACE ✌🏽 ☮