Thursday, August 11, 2022

Main Street, Visalia


Standing near El Tarasco, looking at a building project

Looking from Main Street at the Darling Hotel

One of the old drug stores on the corner across from Starbucks

An old sign was removed near Link's Menswear, can't really read what it used to say. Maybe the bottom words were 'Advertising Design'

An old furniture store near the Visalia Theater, can't really tell what the name used to be, started with a 'C'

The old Bothof's bakery

The old furniture store front - there is a restaurant in the lower part now. 

you can see that there is a section boarded up next to the old Pacific Treasures, which is also out of business

looking at the same boarded-up section, from the other side near Little Italy

Alejandra's restaurant is boarded up, near what used to be the Renaissance Beauty Salon....:)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sequoia National Park


lots of fire damage as we drove up to the Giant Forest area

It's not clear why the Crystal Caves were closed

when we got to the General Sherman area, we saw a deer, which was surprising, usually there is no sign of animal life up there. 

the line of people waiting to take a picture in front of the General Sherman sign

the General Sherman tree

another shocking thing, we saw a black bear and her cub right near the Sherman tree. She was digging into the bark for a few minutes, but then a ranger shouted and chased her off. 

some views on the way back down

Morro Rock - you can see a lot of the dead trees