Following on from the 999 steps adventure, the next couple of days saw our group on more cable cars that took us up mountains, buses that we would queue for then when they arrived, we would rush on them to … Continue reading Glass

Partial shutdown and Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018 was spent at the foot of the Sequoia National Park in California, just a couple of hours drive from Los Angeles. We got in to see the General Sherman Tree, passing snow on the road. The tree is a giant sequoia tree and while not the tallest or the widest, but no other tree surpasses this tree’s combined weight (1,285 metric tons) and height. Its circumference measures 31-metres, and is 84 metres tall. You get a crick in your neck just looking at it (the information point said that it is like a mouse looking up at a … Continue reading Partial shutdown and Christmas 2018