Summertime Plants

Mark your calendars! September 1st and 2nd are the next dates for the Austin Cactus and Succulent Society Fall Show and Sale at the Zilker Botanical Gardens. If you’ve never been, it’s an awesome event. The event itself is free, you just pay the $2 entry fee to the botanical garden. So not only do … More Summertime Plants

Crystal Cave

Our last stop for the day in Sequoia National Park was Crystal Cave. I’ve been to Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio and Carlsbad Caverns, but neither caves had the water element to the extent Crystal Cave did. This cave is located in the southern end of Sequoia National Park. Again, it far exceeded my … More Crystal Cave

Hume Lake

I was probably the only kids growing up in Bakersfield that didn’t go to some kind of summer camp at Hume Lake, so I felt a sort of vindication when we arrived. While the summer season hasn’t quite started up there yet, the lake was still beautiful and much calmer and quieter than it will … More Hume Lake