Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today's "Anything Goes" Saturday celebrates some of America's amazing natural wonders!
A visit to Sequoia National Park is an awe-inspiring experience. It's hard to believe that those gigantic trees (some well over 300 feet high) are living things many hundreds of years old. Might as well drive a car through one, right? I believe that there have been a number of "tunnel trees" over the years.
Here's a beautiful view that would be seen as you emerged from Wawona tunnel into the incredible Yosemite valley. I was just there a year or so ago, and it is stunning. Half Dome is shrouded in clouds to our left. Love the old cars and the camper!
Now we'll head over to Colorado Springs (in the state of Colorado, of course), and the "Garden of the Gods" to see Steamboat Rock (that's it on the left) and Balanced Rock (to the right). They don't let people up on Steamboat Rock anymore, which is just as well. I'd rather see it not crawling with sightseers.
And finally, here we are in Yellowstone National Park, just in time to see "Old Faithful" erupting. It still does its thing every 60 to 90 minutes (depending on how long the previous eruption was) - and in fact it does so even more frequently today than it used to.