Thursday, August 24, 2006

beauty is everywhere

especially when you're visiting King's Canyon & Sequoia National Park.
took a little day trip up to the mountains. the kids were so thrilled and excited to see the big
trees. it is amazing to think how really big they are. We visited the Grant Grove and saw the General Grant tree. which is the 3rd largest tree in the world. it's 268 feet tall, and it's circumference is 107 feet. until you see it up close it is really hard to imagine anything that large. after visiting the trees we stopped for an awesome picnic lunch and then it was onto boyden cavern. this was probably the most exciting thing on the trip, as i have never been inside a cavern. i'm embarrassed to say that because i once was a geology major :) the kids had been waiting to see the stalactites and stalagmites. and of course we were hoping we did not see any bats :). such a fun day full of new experiences. :)


Rett said...

Wow, what a beautiful part of the world - those trees are amazing! My dh got to see them a few years ago, and I was so jealous! Hope to get there myself one day.

Perfect Mommy said...

I went Sequoia National Park for honey moon, it was fabulous, will go again with kids one day.