5.7.2021-5.9.2021. Sequoia National Park. Three Rivers. California.

Sequoia National Park came onto my radar recently due to their spring blooms. I realized I have not been there since likely elementary school for a field trip, so I texted my friend. She, too, have not been there in quite a wile herself. Sequoia National Park is not as crowded as Yosemite, although near that way. Therefore my friend and I decided we needed a long weekend in the woods together. Naturally, I found the most charming house available to us that weekend inside the park. We invited another friend and made a girl's weekend out of it. Since all 3 of us were vaccinated, we were able to carpool together without wearing masks and stay in a house together and be near each other and goof off all weekend. It turned out to be the most "normal" thing we have all done since March 2020. Hilariously, while all 3 of us thought we had gone there in our adolescent years, only 1 of us has actually been to Sequoia.

The house is a charming cabin with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. There are 2 bedrooms and a loft with 3 beds and 3 bathrooms, one with a tub. There is a porch that wraps around for your morning breakfast enjoyment in addition to night time star gazing (my personal favorite). The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need to cook and bake in addition to spices. Food options were very limited and you are best off bringing your own groceries. But always a good idea to support local businesses in addition and we picked up more produce and condiments along the drive to the cabin.

You can get a drink at one of the restaurants with a river view. 1 of the 3 rivers here. Or you can bring your own beverage and have a picnic at one of the many great outdoor possibilities. 

Sequoia National Park is up to 1400 feet in elevation. We went on a nice drive all the way up to 7000 feet. Along the way we saw so many blooms and my favorite was the dogwood forest along the way. Oh the fashion shoots I envisioned in that... We went to meet General Sherman, the largest tree in the world and hiked around there.

When we drove back down to our cabin in the evening we stopped over to enjoy this gorgeous gradient sunset. 

Be sure to explore the charming stores and cafes and other offerings in Three Rivers en route or for fun. We stopped by Three Rivers Village Antiques and there were some great finds. I bought myself a set of antique blush glasses with gold engravings. There were also some great home goods stores next to it where I got some more bath salts.

En route I saw an investment opportunity, so on the way home we stopped by to check it out. You can Venmo me and I also take BTC.

Along the way home we stopped by more antique stores.

Some of you may know that I have an unhealthy obsession with llamas. It started with Monty Python. I have not met a llama until Larry the llama. I was very excited. Him not so much. Le sigh.

Therefore, for solace I hid in a treehouse.