Grandpa and I spent a day driving up through the mountains to Lake Isabella, Sequoia National Forest, Walker Basin - basically wherever the road would lead us! It was so nice to have that one-on-one time with Grandpa - to just talk and enjoy the beautiful scenery around us. We started our day at McDonald's by fueling up with some Egg McMuffins with jam and then headed north on the 178 and went to Kernville and Lake Isabella and then even further up north hoping to see the 100 Giants, but that area is closed until June because of possible bad road conditions (however, as you can tell there was not much to worry about when we went) so we went as high up as we could before turning around. It was fun to drive around such a beautiful area and see some new parts of California.
Here's a glimpse of the stagecoach John Wayne road while filming Stagecoach in the valley.
This picture is of a big bird sitting in a tree way off in the distance. I had to get out my big camera and zoom all the way in to get this shot. It's a cool bird, but I'm really posting it because Grandpa spotted the bird with his naked eye. I was impressed to say the least.
The Johnsondale Ranch is a very pretty area right by the trail that will take you up to see the 100 Giants or the Bush tree (named for our president who helped protect them).
The old Court House/original county seat. Not too far from Dad's property.
I thought this sign was fascinating - a stage robbery right here!
Once we got back into town we stopped by Denny's and got chicken fried steak - we were ready for some nice, warm comfort food. Great day in an area I'd like to see more of sometime soon.