Both Sequoia and Kings Canyon are reached by long winding roads. I don't really think of myself as someone who gets car sick easily. I feel like I can handle most any roller coaster. There was no escaping the turned stomach unless I was driving. Fun tip. For some magical and I'm sure scientifically backed reason drivers get sick much less than the passengers. Google it and I'm sure it will back me up. Maybe on our next cruise I will ask if I can drive the boat.
|General Grant Sign|
of it tells us differently though. Maybe sometime after the sign was posted number two went down and it now hold the record. Either way it is a giant tree. Meet General Grant. Named in after Ulysses S. Grant, Union Army general and 18th President of the United States. Besides being a giant tree this tree is extra special. On April 28, 1926 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed it to be the "Nations Christmas Tree". General Grant is the only living object to be declared a national shrine. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the tree a memorial to those that died in war.
|General Grant Fire Scar|
One of the craziest stories we learned in the park was the story of the Centennial Stump. To look at it you wouldn't think much of it. A large tree once stood here. When people went back and told others about the size of these trees they were thought to be spinning tales. To prove it they cut this tree down and sent pieces away. The people still didn't believe them though so it was all for nothing.
|Roaring River Falls|
Live like there is no tomorrow. Except for paying your bills, do that still. I guess that is bad advice the whole way around. But you know what I mean right? If you have the time then you need to make it happen. Before you know it you life will speed by in chunks barely recognizable. Get out there and see all you can see. Taste all you can taste. More than anything get out there and make those memories with the ones you love the most. I hope more than anything when my kids are talking with their kids they will look back on these tiny moments and smile.
Brandan is still working on his awesome video but to hold you over here is a Quick Trip of our weekend fun.