Our last day in Central California included a trip to King's Canyon National Park to see the grove of giant redwoods. I'd been up there with Sebastian and Brett when we last lived in Fresno four years ago but it was great to see it again with Ruby and the rest of our family from Texas. The weather was gorgeous and the smells of cedar and pine made the long, windy drive to 6,000 ft. worth it.
My favorite part was walking through the center of a hollowed-out, fallen redwood. Sebastian is hanging out near the top of the tree and you can walk about 40 yards to the base of the tree which is considerably larger. There is a split in the side that lets in plenty of light and makes it feel less like you're walking through a tree and more like a long hallway that opens onto a wooded courtyard. Below is a parced photo of General Grant from a distance.
Ruby hung out with my mom and dad while I distracted Sebastian from his empty stomach with a little camera time. He surprised me with some fun shots, though! I think next time we take a nature hike I'll need to send him off with camera in hand.
It was a beautiful afternoon. Walking around hearing German, French, and Japanese made me realize how lucky we are to have these natural wonders so close to home. If you're close enough to King's Canyon and haven't been to see the giant redwoods you need to add it to your list.