My very first experience of any american spring break did not fail, all those exceptions that I had, were everything and better. Especially getting to spend it with four of my dear friends, thankfully Manuel could join us for Sequoia, but only for one day.
Grand Canyon take #3. I could nearly be a tour guide for this place. I'd say between the three of us internationals we done a good job of showing Emma the Grand Canyon, might I mention, the only american and the only person who had not yet been there before. We'll forgive her this time, she obviously wanted to go with the best of company and I think she achieved that.
Enjoying the breath taking views of Sequoia National park from above.
From the top of Moro rock, Sequoia.
The tunnel log
General Sherman: for many years now, I have wanted to visit this tree and I was most excited about this part of the road trip; it also happened to be the one day that we were all going to be together and what better site to see than the largest known living single stem tree on earth. We found ourselves just stepping back and taking that whole moment in, taking pictures was fun and we had a laugh but this was a moment that really couldn't be fully captured on camera. It's a must see!!
San Francisco has been a city that I have always wanted to visit, not just because 'Mrs Doubtfire' the movie was filmed there... It was incredible, every corner I turned there was beautiful architecture and endless hills. Our first sights of the sea were from Lombard Street, we made a list of all the places we wanted to visit in the city worked out the bus routes and hit the ground running on the first day. There was so much to do and only three days.
Mrs Doubtfire's House
The Painted Ladies
Bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge
We were right beside Pier 39 but had to run for our bus and didn't get the chance.
Finally Lake Tahoe was one of the last stops on the trip as we headed back towards Durango, we didn't have a long time to spend there. Only a couple of hours were what we managed to squeeze in and they were by far the most beautiful.
Excited for every stop on the trip but I never knew that a place could be so amazing.
I feel like we got the golden hour, sitting on a warm rock as the water splashed lightly against the bay, I sat there in awe at the opportunities that I have been fortunate enough to experience in these past seven months and thank goodness it's not over yet, this was my last time in California but I know for sure that I made the most of it.
Until next time...