|The Kaweah River|
|Historic Stone Bridge over Kaweah River at Pumpkin Hollow|
Both Caroline and I were suffering a little bit of jet lag (Caroline was worse than me) so we were both glad of a relatively short drive today. In total we were driving a bit under 4 hours but with the sightseeing, our day took lasted from maybe 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. So breakfast was had at Antoinette's Coffee and Goodies. The bagel was great, and the coffee was pretty good too. I really liked the place, it had a local buzz to it, and it wasn't hard to start talking to people there. Next door there's petrol and a shop rolled into one, so we stocked up on trail mix and water and fed the car too. Three Rivers is a gateway town by the southern end of the Sequoia National Park, and it was 5 miles to the park entrance. Entry to the park for a car was $20, but we bought a pass for all parks costing $80 seeing we hope to take in quite a few more yet.
|Entrance to the National Park|
|Rocky scenery dominated the drive into the mountains|
|The scale of the Sequoia is huge, wider than a car|
|And they can grow taller than the Statue of Liberty|
|Biggest Tree in the World, The General Sherman|
After the forests, we drove to Fresno which is a city of about 500,000 people. We are only stopping off here, and will not explore the city. It is our base for a night before the longest drive of the trip tomorrow.