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Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1
by runeatrepeat on September 11, 2011
(Alternate title – The Night I got Eaten Alive!!!)
Apparently it’s been way too long since I went camping because I honestly didn’t realize I wasn’t going to get wifi or cell service?! Tragic, I know.
So let’s catch up with my Saturday adventures!
After we left the cute little B&B we headed to the Sequoia National Park. We ended up getting lost and it took long than it was supposed to, but it was all part of the fun(?).
We stopped at a grocery store for ice and rest rooms. I spotted to-go chicken in their deli section and grabbed it for lunch. I had packed the lettuce and the Ranch dressing is from my Subway salad from Friday night.
I shredded the chicken right into the salad bag, squeezed the dressing in and had the best salad I’ve ever eaten in a car with my hands!
We also had crackers, snapea crisps and other random snacks.
Ben packed a few avocados and ate one straight up on the trail. He’s weird, but I ate some too so yeah…
Our first stop in the park was at the Trail of 100 Giants.
It is a paved trail and super easy (more like a walk). But it was great to stretch our legs and see the massive trees!
Ben says, “Hi!”
After a bit of exploring we headed off in search of a camp ground. We didn’t have reservations, but ended up scoring a first come first served site no problem.
Ben pitched the tent. Ha!
We made dinner since it was getting dark. I knew we were only camping one night so I wanted to make it as easy as possible. We had crackers, tortillas, snap peas (no pic)
and turkey hot dogs. Mine got burnt.
There was also dessert
Sleeping on the floor outside with bugs is unpleasant.
Drinking helps you sleep better. It’s science.
Ben made a big container of ‘jungle juice’ for our camping adventures. We went to a nighttime ranger talk and learned about the constellations. Then, it was sleepy time!
Buuuuutt we had a MAJOR CAMPING FAIL and forgot bug spray! I woke up today looking like this:
We just got to my mom’s so I’ll update the rest of the trip in a bit