We got out of our hotel early and headed back into Fresno, CA for a trip to our favorite store, Trader Joe’s! We loaded up on a case of Charles Shaw wine selling for $1.99 per bottle, fondly known as Two-Buck Chuck. It’s not bad and it really fits our budget. We also picked up a few other things and went to Circuit City to check out a new camera. After comparing prices and features for a couple of hours, we chose an Olympus SP-320, 7 mega pixel for $199.00. We’ll see how it works in King’s Canyon.
We found our hotel, the Squaw Valley Motel, just outside King’s Canyon/Sequoia National Parks. It’s sooo much better than the place in Sanger. It’s an older place, put in much better shape. It had a swimming pool, air conditioning that works, and continental breakfast is included. It’s more like a Bed and Breakfast. The lady we met is taking care of the place for her parents while her father is recovering from surgery. We’re still on a budget, so we cook dinner on our tailgate, outside the room (getting a few strange looks). We talked with a couple next door who had an adorable 18 month old little girl. They are from Paris, France and had exchanged houses with someone in LA. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal!