AUGUST 2017 TRIP TO THE SIERRAS: We traveled with good friends Don and Julie from August 5th (Janet's Birthday) thru August 16th, visiting several of our great National Parks including Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon in California. We were most fortunate to be able to visit Yosemite Valley between bouts of forest fires as the smoke tended to settle in the valley and greatly obscure the magnificent views. But the threat of fires haven't stopped people from pouring into the parks. I'm pretty confident that attendance records are being shattered.
On our travels back to San Fransisco, Janet recommended that we stop in Woodside, California to see the Filoli Estate and Gardens. What a pleasant surprise! A true gem and well worth the visit.