Waking up in a bed is one of those luxuries that is often taken for granted along with being able to close the curtains or get up and have a rest room available for use. It had probably been about two months since I had slept in a bed and I relished this rare opportunity. We didn’t have much of a time constraint, even with the parks adjusted hours. Our plan for the day was to hike through Mariposa Grove, one of the first protected Sequoia groves and Franklins first opportunity to be able to see some of these giants in person.
Upon arrival, we once again came to an empty parking lot. There was a mile walk to the grove itself and we spent the time enjoying the solitude of walking through the forest. It was almost comical thinking about solitude in this area. If it had been any other week, we would have been surrounded by people, all trying to bask in the splendor of the giants. Today though, it was only Driessen/Driessen Co., the name I had coined for our exploits. Together we would escape back into the 1864, the year that this grove was first protected. Continue reading “Tesla Model 3 Maiden Voyage – Yosemite Valley Pt 2 – Yosemite National Park CA”