– 109 – postcards from King’s Canyon and Sequoia NP

I spent all day looking upwards. (And driving.  Lots of driving through wonderful landscapes) Oh and donuts.  I ate fabulous donuts for breakfast from ‘Judy’s donuts’ in Oakhurst, just outside Yosemite.  Totally delicious. Anyway, donuts aside, we drove from Yosemite to Bakersfield (long story) via King’s Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. Stunning. Totally…

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– 108 – postcards from Yosemite

We said we were going to do it… and we did it. Go Squad!  (the boys hate it when I say that… which makes it fun, right?) Up ‘before the chickens’ to see the sunrise over the Half Dome at Glacier Point. Worth the grumpiness. We waited patiently with few others (I’d have thought it’d…

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– 107 – postcards from Yosemite

I might be just a tad in love with this place. Ok, a lot. It’s so beautiful. Today we drove along the North road, the one that takes you up up up to the Tioga pass (I believe it’s called Tioga road… no really…); a completely different environment and look about the place.   That’s…

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– 105 – postcards from California

On the road. My favourite. Driving holidays are my favourite, especially when you have no clear plans and get to go where you want.  When you have kids is a little tricky but even when you have a plan and a destination nothing stops you from taking the occasional detour, right? Case in point A.…

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– 104 – postcards from San Francisco

SF Moma… one of the best museum I’ve seen.  We arrived as it opened at 10am and already people were queuing outside.  The majority were there for the big Edward Munch exhibition which we didn’t have time for so the permanent galleries weren’t too crowded. In the atrium there’s this magnificent sculpture by Richard Serra…

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– 103 – postcards from San Francisco

First up Alcatraz. (Karl the fog kept us company… sunny on the mainland, cold and grey on the island) It was a very interesting visit, even the boys were enthralled and fascinated. It seems incredible (and very cruel) to have a prison so close to the mainland (just over a mile) and yet only three…

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– 102 – postcards from San Francisco

Day 2. The day began with a tour of the city aboard of a 1972 yellow VW van called Jerry.  The company which runs this type of tour is called Vantigo, and it’s the perfect way to get an over view of the city and get to see the main sights. We drove all over…

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– 79 – summer walk

It would be criminal not to take advantage of this glorious weather, right? (you can tell I’ve been living in England for many years… the weather is always on my mind!  In fact I’m sure that one of the requirement of becoming a British citizen is to make an oath of talking about the weather…

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– 67 – postcards from Shropshire

… No 1 man-child needed to be picked up at the end of his DoE practice expedition… from the hills of Shropshire today (which incidentally is not so ’round the corner’ from here…), so my sister and I decided to grab a sandwich and ‘go for a walk’. We had leftover tiramisu in a tupperware and…

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