Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kings Canyon

I've just spent the past 3 days in complete disconnect from the digital world-- including no cell phone, no internet service, and no TV. I never thought I'd be able to do it but it has been such a refreshing experience that gave me a chance to connect with the natural world and spend uninterrupted time with my love, Jordan. We've been up in the mountains of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park exploring and spending time with one another. We stayed in a cabin with a beautiful view up near the top of Kings Canyon. I'd like to say the cabin was quaint but, to be totally honest, we slept in fear. Our cabin had a bathroom with a shower so we were not really camping, but it was by no means a comfortable accommodation. Maybe I'm just too much of a city girl but between the noises at night and the unusual locals we spoke to, I wasn't exactly feeling the safest. Maybe I've seen one too many Rob Zombie movies but I'm just happy to be back in civilization. We are in Santa Barbara now for a few days of pampering and relaxing before heading back to LA. Don't get me wrong, the trip to Sequoia, despite my (possibly irrational) fears, was gorgeous and wonderful and I would definitely go back-- just wouldn't stay in the random cabin hundreds of miles from civilization where no one would be able to hear me if I screamed. We took hundreds of photos and here are only a few from day 1 of the trip. After I sort through some more photos, I'll show you day 2 which included visiting the Sherman Tree, the biggest tree in the world!

(This is the view from the back porch of our cabin; a breathtaking view to wake up to.)

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