My vacation was amazing. I cavorted with the wilderness, I cajoled among the flowers; I consorted with the fauna.
I can’t even go into how much I enjoyed being in among nature and how I didn’t miss you sniveling bitches for even a single second. I’m going to assume you’re following me on Twitter and were pretty much with me, living vicariously through my tweets during my fairytale adventures…
So I’m making this post a quick recap of the highlights. But there were just so many highlights!!
FIRST STOP: LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
600,000 years ago there was a volcano whose peak reached 11,000 ft. high and was so vast, its base diameter was 12 miles around. It dominated the surrounding area. It’s name was Mount Tehama (what remains today is humiliatingly referred to as Brokeoff Mountain.) It was revered and respected by other smaller volcanoes in the vicinity. It spouted and spewed, boiled and blew for 200,000 years until finally, it blew its top off and now a series of smaller volcanoes have replaced this area of active volcanism.
It was all very surreal.. and a little stinky, but mostly surreal.
SECOND STOP: REDWOODS NATIONAL PARK
If I had to choose which national park is my favorite, like someone had a gun to my head and demanded a choice, I wouldn’t hesitate, Redwoods is my favorite.
The majestic old trees towering above all else have a way of humbling a person, but not in a snotty dominating way, but with a kind and wise demeanor. They have a way of taking my breath away, erasing my mind and easing my spirit.
Majestic trees over 1,500 years old and reaching over 350 feet into the sky aren’t the only things that your Mistress loves about the Redwoods though…
I wish I could live there, become a wood sprite and frolic in the greenery all day long.
But then who would take care of my bitches? Alas, we must move on to…
PARK #3: CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Crater Lake is almost a combination of the two previously visited parks. It used to be a mammoth volcano and now is something so grand, so huge, it literally takes your breath away.
All in all, a glorious vacation funded by my fools, my bitches, my minions, my pets.
Be a good boy and add to the funding of my next adventure by clicking my links and spending all of what you know is really MY money anyway.