Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

(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. IMG 9050800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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(?).IMG 9045800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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. IMG 9055800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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! IMG 9062800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

We also had crackers, snapea crisps and other random snacks. IMG 9058800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

Ben packed a few avocados and ate one straight up on the trail. He’s weird, but I ate some too so yeah…IMG 9064533x800 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

Our first stop in the park was at the Trail of 100 Giants.   IMG 9066800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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!   IMG 9076533x800 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 IMG 9077800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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Ben says, “Hi!”IMG 9078533x800 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 IMG 9080800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 IMG 9083533x800 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1  IMG 9085533x800 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 IMG 9086800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 IMG 9090800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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!IMG 9092800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

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)IMG 9100800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

and turkey hot dogs. Mine got burnt.IMG 9103800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

There was also dessert icon smile Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 IMG 9104800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

Sleeping on the floor outside with bugs is unpleasant.

Drinking helps you sleep better. It’s science.IMG 9098800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

Ben made a big container of ‘jungle juice’ for our camping adventures. IMG 9096800x533 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1 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: IMG 9192 thumb Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

We just got to my mom’s so I’ll update the rest of the trip in a bit icon smile Sequoia National Park Visit – Day 1

Comments

  1. says

    Oh no!! So sorry, Monica! Hopefully the bites are so far back that you won’t be able to itch them too much!
    I’m sure you’ve already answered this a gazillion times, but do you always wear your Body Bugg? And how do you like it?

  2. says

    Wait did you actually eat the salad out of the bag with your hands. If so, you are my hero and that is hilarious. Those trees are huuuugeeee…and so are those bug bites :( ouch, I hate being itchy! Camping can definitely be fun though, glad you guys had a nice weekend away!

  3. says

    Isn’t it incredible how big those trees can get?! When I was in Australia, we went through a rain forest full of trees that size, it was quite humbling!

  4. says

    That would have totally been me as well. Bugs LOVE me!

    This part is for Ben: Can you share you’re jungle juice recipe? Anything called “jungle juice” must be amazing.

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