Sequoia National Park: Giant Forest and Wolverton BBQ

After visiting General Sherman we went to the Giant Forest Museum and trail. 

This wheel shows the chances of a seed becoming a tree.  It is amazing to think that General Sherman started from a seed the size of a flake of oatmeal!

 

The trees were so tall, I became dizzy just looking up at them.

Hey, what do you know?  Another meadow!

After a full day of hiking we were ready to rest.  We we rode the shuttle back to the campsite and relaxed at our campsite for a bit.  At 5:00 we went to the Wolverton BBQ that we had purchased tickets for in advance.  This was our “splurge” meal, and it was a fun experience.

The barbecue is an all you can eat buffet.

Everything was good except for the chicken, which was really dry.  My favorites were the sweet chili ribs and the apple crisp made in a dutch oven.

During our dinner, D actually ran into someone he knows from work!  He was there with his wife and three boys.  A small world, indeed.

There was some after dinner entertainment.  This woman played a naturalist/author from the early twentieth century.  (That’s D in the foreground, with his makeshift sun-protection).  This portion was a bit long, and the majority of people left early.  We stuck around, since it was still early in the evening.  Many of the other attendees were international (Canada, U.K. and Belgium). 

The patio overlooks Wolverton Meadow.  It was pretty, but there were a lot of bugs that we had to keep shooing away.

At night, there was a nice crescent moon.  We all fell asleep quite easily, as it had been a long day.

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