Good morning / day / night (wherever you are and whatever mood you're in, during these times of the lockdown..) ! Here's some outdoor inspiration from Sequoia National Park in October where we went straight after spending one night at the fantastic The River Inn motel (oh I fell in looove with American motels after this trip, lol, - they're so romantic)):
The park was established in the end of the XIX century in the Giant Forest in California (4,000m above sea level), and it's famous by the largest by volume, single stem living tree on Earth, which even has a name - General Sherman Tree. It's almost 84 m high above the base and it's diameter reaches 11 m with 31 m circumference at ground. Just imagine!!! Quite impressive isn't it.
Of course as a nature's passionate lover, I couldn't stay away from maybe one in a lifetime opportunity and took photos around and inside (!!) of those giant sequoias.. Very warm and deafeningly quiet feeling, impossible to compare with anything else.
Edu's looking up the General Sherman tree
Us posing at the General Sherman tree
Was quite surprised by how these tree trunks look inside! In my mind they're supposed to have circles of lifetime, as I was taught at school and by my grandfather, and by counting those circles you could say tree's age. But I guess it only works for trees originally from Russia, heheh
A quick kiss from Edu, and we're moving further towards Yosemite and our next stay :)
There was so much of forest, mountains and their majestic beauty on the way, that we decided to stop and just have a closer look
..ended up under the bridge in the middle of a stream. What a nice light!!
This gas station has a little story to tell. We were running out of fuel after leaving Sequoia park and heading to Yosemite, and miscalculated the distance between gas stations (thought we had a few on the way, but turned out we didn't.. thanks Google maps *not)), - and this station was nearly missed since Edu was very nervous and wanted to keep driving to the hotel, and I tried to insist on making a longer way to pass by this station that was also on the map. He thought its another trick and we won't find anything, but after some
screaming and shouting thoughtful re-consideration, we went AND found it. Of course.
Next stop: a lot of Yosemite national park and a little bit of our grand, Victorian style hotel inside the park - stay tuned I'll try to post it already tomorrow! :) xx