Look Back: Sequoia National Park

The United State has some spectacular national parks.  We have been fortunate to visit many of them:  Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, Canyonlands NP, Arches NP, Yosemite NP, Glacier NP and many others.

So, why am I making special mention of Sequoia National Park?  This park is well down the list in terms of the number of annual visitors among national parks.  Perhaps it is overshadowed by Yosemite NP which is a little further north along the Sierras and is in the top 5 most visited parks.

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Kevin at the base of The President
Kevin at the base of The President

Certainly, all of those other national parks have beautiful scenery and marvelous natural wonders and deserve every bit of the attention they get from the thousands of people that visit them every year.  The reason I wanted to highlight Sequoia NP is that when you stand next to one of these trees you will be changed forever.  They are so magnificent and impossibly massive, you just have to consider your place in the world and how simply wonderful it is that these giants exist.

Quarantined, Sequestered, Locked Down

You’re not alone!  At least one-third of the global population is under some form of “stay at home” or lock down restrictions.  Perhaps in no other time in history have we seen this much of humanity being asked (or ordered) to limit their movement beyond their own front door.  This has led to tremendous changes for millions of people with schools closed, malls, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and most other retail establishments like hair salons, gyms and clothing stores all closed as well.  Of course, this has led to millions of stories of quarantine and lock down.

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Dale Hollow 2019

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The 2019 installment of the Cooper family reunion held at Eagle Cove Resort on Dale Hollow Lake took place on November 8-10.  Not much changed, which is a good thing.  Good times and good food.

On the front end we spend a couple of nights with my sister Sheila in Tullahoma, TN,  and afterwards we visited my brother on Nolin Lake in central Kentucky.

Our thanks to everyone for helping to make it a terrific visit with the family, particularly to Sheila, Hew and Nancy for their hospitality.