|Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge on a boat trip...|
Nonetheless, even if viewed through a slight haze, these parks were unsurprisingly breathtaking - Yosemite with its vast granite mountains and lush valleys in between and Sequoia with its immense forests populated by some bewilderingly large trees. From here we headed to Los Angeles for a couple of days, stopping by the usual attractions, and then hit the coastal roads by way of Santa Monica.
|Yosemite Valley in its hazy-but-still-spectacular glory...|
As you might imagine, it was a rather memorable trip for many reasons but you may also wonder why I'm writing about it here. Well, it does explain the lack of activity of late (the last two posts were actually written prior to my departure), but aside from being a remarkable 16 days or so, it admittedly has little to do with the kind of stuff I usually cover here, with only limited gaming-related skylarkings involved.
|Some mighty lofty Coast Redwood trees...|
Even better was to come on my very last evening in California though. So much so, in fact, that I will say no more regarding that until the next post here which will be dedicated to it! Overall though, it has been a wonderful trip which will no doubt prove to be a landmark two weeks in my life. It's back to normality now though, and that means normal service will soon resume here at Red Parsley as well. Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are well and, if you're also lucky enough to have a holiday coming up or just gone, I hope it is/was a superb one! :)
Special Note: All photos were taken by me!