Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More vacation photos

Continuing to slowly move through the photos, I have a few more from our western odyssey. These were all taken in Sequoia National Park.

CJ among the redwooods:

Taking photos on/next to a fallen giant:

The rest of the redwood landed in a meadow:

The girls share a giggle in front of the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on earth by volume. FWIW, I don't think you really need to clarify that kind of claim...

The moon over the trees in our campground, first thing in the morning:

Yes, I'm missing it!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Vacation - Family Style!

It took forever to finally arrive, but Meg, CJ and I spent almost two and a half glorious weeks on vacation in California. We did quite a bit of sightseeing: the really steep hills of San Francisco, the really big sequoia redwoods, the really big cliffs of Kings Canyon, the really interesting history of gold country, the really beautiful valley of Yosemite, and we even managed to go to a wedding at the end. (really, no fooling!)

It will take forever to sift through all the pics, sorry, but instead of posting them all at once I thought to post a few at a time. The whole lot, once finished, will get posted to our flickr account. And at some point soon, Meg will post a longer recap of Vacation: 2010.


The view from Morro Rock in Sequioa National Park (when focusing on the moss on a dead branch):

The "Tunnel View" of Yosemite Valley, just before sunrise:

Yosemite's Half Dome, from Glacier Point, just after sunrise:

Little tree in the middle of a big cliff, viewed from Glacier Point, just after sunrise: