Friday, May 27, 2011

Food for the Spirit

My husband and I love to take our daughters on road trips. They don't have to be far in distance, but it is nice when we feel like we've really gotten away----even if it is just for an afternoon. Sometimes we splurge and spend a night, maybe two, at a motel so that we can fully enjoy our surroundings and explore a little bit. Last weekend was one of those such road trips. Having fallen in love with Sequoia National Park during an overnighter last May, we couldn't wait to return, and we got to explore King's Canyon National Park, which connects to Sequoia National Park from the north end, as well.

These drives are so rejuvenating for us (even while our bodies rebel at being in the car for hours on end). Such beauty surrounding us at all elevations and the opportunity to get out and take photos, feeling a greater connection to the amazing offerings before is what the spirit needs every once in a while!

There is so much to see in this wonderful world we live in. Not everyone lives near Sequoia/King's Canyon National Park, but the beauty is everywhere in different forms. I encourage anyone who is feeling uninspired to venture out into their surroundings and see them in a way you never have before. Take a camera and look very close and from a distance. It can be life changing and healing, and almost always inspiring.


  1. Gorgeous images, Laurie! They make me want to visit there too. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  2. Glorious photos, Laurie! Looks like you had a great time!

  3. We had a fabulous time, Judy. Thank you both, Karen and Judy, for stopping by and commenting! Karen, if you ever make it out this way, it is well worth the extra time and effort to make a visit to the park!


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