Our first side excursion from where we are staying in Pahrump, NV was to the small town of Shoshone which is actually back across the California border, about 35 minutes from our RV park. Our friends Lisa and Dan (Always
California’s Yosemite National Park is truly one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Glacier Point, on the Yosemite Valley’s south rim, was at the top of our list of places to explore during our month-long stay at Park of the Sierras, a beautiful Escapees co-op park in the Sierra foothills. And being there in October allowed us to miss most of the crowds that tend to choke Yosemite during the summer, as well as the winter weather that will inevitably close Glacier Point for the season within the next few weeks.
This past Monday, we continued our exploration of California’s redwood coast (and checked another national park off our list!) at Redwood National and State Parks. John Steinbeck called the redwoods “ambassadors from another time”, and he was right.
One of our “must-sees” in northern California was the tallest living things on earth are the Coast Redwoods, sequoia sempervirens. Sixty-five million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet, groves of these stately trees covered much of the northern hemisphere. The ice age and subsequent changes in climate and topography eliminated most of these giants,
With heavy rain in the forecast for the next several days, I decided to spend the afternoon exploring nearby Patrick’s Point State Park, a densely tree- and meadow-covered headland that juts into the Pacific Ocean. The entrance to the park is just a few hundred yards down the road from Azalea Glen, so I walked there from our house.
We took a photo of the tree tunnel, and then checked out the Art Deco building. Why were all those antennas still here? On the right front of the building, we found our answer. We stumbled on an unassuming door, pulled the handle, and walked 80 years back in time into historic Radio Station KPH.
We wanted to visit family and friends in the San Francisco area and found a great RV park in Half Moon Bay called Pillar Point RV Park.
As I headed into the turn, I remember saying out loud, “I sure hope I don’t regret this.”
Danger, Will Robinson, danger!
Yeah, I regretted it almost immediately.
In our quest to see as many of the National Parks as we can, we researched Channel Islands National Park, to discover that you have to take a boat to get there and that it is comprised of several islands and that would take several trips to explore them all. So we opted to go to the Visitor’s Center…
Last week before we left the Los Angeles area, David and I took time to visit Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank….