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North America » United States » California » Fresno June 9th 2013

Geo: 36.7402, -119.786Today we visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The day was supposed to be another scorcher, which I found difficult to believe, since we were going to be in an immense forest. And fortunately, I was right. We enjoyed a pleasant 70-72 degrees all day long, while it was 99 degrees on the outside of the parks. We left the hotel at 7:45 and began the one hour drive through miles of orange groves and olive groves and vineyards.Lake Kaweah filled the valley that was crowned by yellow hillsides peppered with dark green trees and mountains rising in the distance, in the early morning haze. And the many trucks parked at the boat launch gave evidence that Sunday morning was a way for the locals to get away from it all and enjoy ... read more
Lake Kaweah 2
Lake Kaweah 3
Sequoia Valley

North America » United States » California » Fresno September 28th 2012

Rode throught Yosemete - Lousy internet access blog to follow https://picasaweb.google.com/103671248113620284938/Day23?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLzawKOzicL_sAE&feat=directlink https://picasaweb.google.com/103671248113620284938/Day23Part2?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLf-ocyfqtz4xgE&feat=directlink... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno April 2nd 2012

What a glorious day in the giant valley. We drove for three hours up into the mountains with thick snow beside the roads to the National Park of Yosemite. the $20 entrance fee was well worth it to see the huge waterfalls, sheer granite mountains and ancient trees. This place must rank as one of the most stunning landscapes on earth. We took loads of photos and will upload some soon. We decided today that we would pick the best photo from each of the kids and they would get a $1 each - given the fact that no one can really take a bad picture of Yosemite!!!... read more
Luke's winning pic
Mia's winning pic
family in yosemite

North America » United States » California » Fresno November 20th 2010

It's time for a return visit home to Fresno, and a good chance to blog the journey both spatially, and temporally through memories. Departure: 11.21.2010 ~8.00am Newport Beach Return: 11.23.2010 ~8.00pm Newport Beach ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno October 4th 2010

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North America » United States » California » Fresno June 28th 2010

On to Fresno today. Another hot ride but we started early as usually and didn't have as many miles to cover. The landscape changed from desert to mountains to farmland. Saw a lot of grape, olive, almond, pistachio, peach, and orange orchards on the way. Stopped at a Denny's (of course) for breakfast before the heat started again. Arrived at the La Quinta around 11:30 am, hot and sweaty already. Unloaded our belonging and showered again. It reached 107 degrees today! Found a nice Mex restaurant and walked to it to eat an early dinner. We were there for happy hour so had a few beer, a margharita and a mojito. Boy, those mojitos are REALLY good! Tomorrow will be on to San Francisco and them Olema on the coast. Looking forward to those much cooler ... read more
More wind turbines

North America » United States » California » Fresno December 26th 2009

Boxing day, 2009. What's going on young world? Randall Here again. My last travel blog failed so I would like to keep everyone up to date with this new one. I'm here in Fresno now packed and ready to head back down to Newport tomorrow and meet up with Deep, Harry, and Yuvi to catch our shuttle to LAX. Just had a great Christmas couldn't ask for a better one, I'm truly blessed with the cards I've been dealt in this game of life. I know for a fact that I will have trouble sleeping due to my apprehensiveness. Lets see how this journey goes. London round II! here we come. -Peace ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno September 29th 2009

Today, we left Las Vegas. We took our time leaving, though. We waited until almost the last minute to check out of our hotel room, then sat in the food court (eating amaretto gelato-- yum!) trying to figure out where we were going to go next. We finally decided on Fresno because that's how far we felt like driving. So, after one last glance at our hotel, we started the home leg of our journey.... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno July 27th 2009

We have been in super sunny California for just over two weeks now. Andy boy is it HOT! It's been over a 100 degrees since we arrived. Our first outing was to Clovis water slide park which was good fun with the family as my Aunt Janie and cousin Anabel were also visiting from Texas. Mostly we have spent time indoors during the hottest part of the day , keeping hydrated and enjoying lots of laughs with the family. Sean tells me the rain is heavy in England so I guess Sunny days are better than the British weather. This past weekend we went up to the Sierra national forest to spend the day in Huntington Lake -though the outing itself was a lot of fun. Avalon was car sick on the way up and down ... read more
cousins
rocking
at the mall

North America » United States » California » Fresno July 25th 2009

These past few days have been really fun. Mom and I spent four days with my uncle, aunt, and two cousins in Escondido. Our family is so kind and hilarious! We ate at this restaurant, La Farfalla, which serves gluten-free food that is really tasty! I had hummus with veggies that was very healthy and delicious! Thursday night we had burritos with some of my cousins’ friends. They were yummy! The tortillas kept on breaking , but the burrito fillings were very tasty. Thursday night was fun, everyone was playing a game and/or just talking. Mom and I both loved being with family. We both had a great time! I can’t wait to see them again, hopefully soon! Yesterday we visited with our very close family friends, Art and Carol, in Laguna Beach. We ate marvelous ... read more
California Mountains
A Bridge!
The Happy Family!




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