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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
24th Jul 2013 - Summer 2013
Day 49-July 24, 2013-To Sequoia NP, CA

Day 49-July 24, 2013-To Sequoia National Park, CA
Drove 119 miles in 4-1/4 hours to Three Rivers, CA
HOT, HOT, HOT-100 and dry-we’re in the desert again.
More tire trouble, this time with my bike. A few days ago we noticed the front wheel axle lost a part and the wheel was ready to fall off so our first stop was in Madera, CA to get a part at a bike shop. It was pretty close to the highway so we didn’t lose too much time and we knew we had a short drive day today.
Drove on Route 99, which is a freeway at this point, through Fresno and Selma (the raisin capital of the world), with orchards on both sides of the road. Peaches, nectarines, cherries, even oranges all looked ready to pick. When we got to Visalia we started to see the Sierra mountains and stopped in Exeter, a tiny town with pretty murals on the sides of buildings depicting the history and crop growers of the area. More farms along the road now, blackberries, boysenberries, alfalfa, and still orchards. Past beautiful Lake Kaweah in the foothills of the sierras to our campground in Three Rivers, which is right on the river. After we set up we saw a flock (???) of quail-about 30 of them, foraging in the grasses behind us, then later they were toddling through the campground and chattering to each other, they remind me of a bunch of old ladies out for a stroll. Got here about 2:30 so we have plenty of time to just relax. The campground is right on the river and although everybody we talked to said it was nice and warm we didn’t go in. Took a ride back to the river we passed on the way in-it’s really low.

Next: Day 50-July 25, 2013-Sequoia National Park
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Diary Photos
24th Jul 2013  Us at Exeter mural

24th Jul 2013  Lake Kaweah riverbed
Diary Movies

Lake Kaweah movie

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