Day 5 4/28
Well "today" I didn't journal at all because it was a nice realizing rest day. But now, tomorrow, I am journaling for "today" LOL. It was a great rest day well deserved after all the driving. I slept in late, took a walk, read, ate lunch, napped, took another walk, ate dinner, walked to where I made my evening photos, ate smores over a campfire, went to bed. That was about everything I did, all of it in a very relaxed state and most importantly never starting the car.
Day 6 4/29
Today, yes I am writing this on the correct day, I dropped David off at the bus station after getting an oil change and restocking on perishables. David was not looking forward to the 2.5 days on busses ahead of him. He departed from Fresno which from all I saw of it is a pretty low life city where spanish is spoken and much as english. Both David and I thought it felt more like a different country not a city in the USA. After that I drove back to the park, glade to leave the city, and made camp in a parking lot. There is from 15 feet to a few bare patches of snow up where I am spending my next few days and the campground is "closed" so we are all ether digging a hole to camp in, sleeping in cars, or in the parking lot. I cooked and ate dinner in the middle of what usually is a two lane road and then went and photographed the giant redwoods around sunset. Unfortunately the clouds covered the sun so there went many great colors but the low even light was still nice for some shots. Finally I came to the lodge to work on the endless task of organizing and editing photos and doing internet stuff.