Friday, March 27, 2015

That's a big tree!

 Yesterday we arrived in Leggett, CA and are staying Redwoods River Resort.  This is a beautiful park with tall Redwood trees.  The site is 30 AMP but with all the trees there is enough shade to keep things cool so we don't the air conditioning.

This is our site.  So cool.... we are parked right in between two large Redwood trees. 
Today was sightseeing day.   It was around lunch time before we got our start so John found us a burger place to eat. 

We both had a burger with onion rings.  It was quite tasty.

We drove down Avenue of the Giants to see the giant Redwood trees.  We visited the area way back in the early 90s but the sight of these trees never gets old. 

 John standing by a fallen tree that has been cut on one of the trails.  Now that was big tree.   These definitely are one of nature's wonders. 

John standing at the root of a fallen tree. 

I am standing at the bottom left edge of this tree.  I thought I was small before but I feel very tiny up against this redwood.

John standing a the bottom right of this tree.  

Back in December of 1964 there was a flood in this area.  

Here is the pole indicating the water level.  I can't image the water getting that high.

This was an odd looking tree.
From the side it kind of looks like a face of some me that is.

I could't resist taking a picture with water in it  and 
a picture with a bridge in it.

Don't know what we will do tomorrow but I am sure we will come up with something.  

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Last day at Bass Lake.

Not much going on in the park today.  Several people left and a small group of motorhomes came in later in the afternoon.  They were all traveling together and you know I just had to watch them park.

Today is our last day at Bass Lake so we decided to take drive along the opposite side just to see how much water there was.  There was lots to take pictures of.  Such pretty scenery. 

Tomorrow we will be heading out to Delta Shores Marina Resort in Isleton, California. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A visit to Yosemite National Park

Today was a beautiful day for a visit to Yosemite National Park.  The weather was good, temperatures in the high 50s and sunny.  One the way to the park we stopped off at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad  is a historic three foot narrow guage railroad with two operating steam train-locomotives in the Sierra National Forest near the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park.  We didn't go on an excursion but enjoyed looking at the train. 

Several people have told us that the waterfalls in Yosemite weren't much to see because of the drought that this area is experiencing.  Lucky for us we were able to get a few pictures of the falls as well as lots of other beautiful scenery.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

On to Bass Lake, CA.

Yesterday was our last day at Pacific Dunes RV Resort.  We have enjoyed our stay and would stay there again when in the area.  While out walking with Fred I met, Linda and Ken, a very nice couple from Juneau, Alaska.  They are full timers and have returned to this park for the winter.    They invited us over to sit around their campfire last night.  We had a nice visit with them and enjoyed sharing travel stories.

This morning before we pulled out Ken stopped by with cinnamon rolls from Old West Cinnamon Rolls.  He gave us one for the road.  Thanks Ken.  We hope to see Ken and Linda down the road soon. 

Our trip was uneventful and we reached Bass Lake Recreation Resort around 3:00 p.m. and are all set up on an end site.  My favorite kind.   Before dark we drove around the area to get a few pictures of Bass Lake.  Sadly, Bass Lake is almost all dried up. 

Tomorrow we plan to go sightseeing in Yosemite National Park.  That should be fun. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cinnamon rolls and a walk on the beach.

We had a special treat for breakfast this morning.  John ventured out to Old West Cinnamon Rolls to pick up a couple of cinnamon rolls.  Thank you to our friend Kathy for telling us about them.  They were very tasty.

Our sightseeing today consisted of a walk on the pier and beach and a walk through the Butterfly Grove.  

There were lots of surfers out today. 

After kicking off the sand in our shoes we stopped at the Butterfly Grove.  I was hoping to get a picture of some Monarch butterflies but all I got was a lizard. 

I think the lizard got tired of me taking his picture.  Don't he look mad?
John reading about the migration of the Monarch butterflies. 

Tonight we went back out to the beach to watch the sunset and enjoy the nice weather. 

Lots of RVs on the beach.

A nice ending to the day. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.