University of Nevada, Reno




A vacation without children

By Richard


RichardAbout 1982, the children were now grown and had lives of their own. It was time for us to do some things we wanted to do.




So we planned a vacation to Sequoia National Park, a place we had long wanted to visit. The van was equipped for camping and stocked with supplies and off we went.


Upon arriving, we set up camp and set out to visit the park.


We were standing in front of the largest sequoia redwood in the world called the Grizzly Giant. It was impressive but boring.


At first it confused me as to my feeling but very slowly I realized, it was the children. They were missing. There was no one to explain the significance of what I was seeing.


I was so used to seeing the world thru the wondering eyes of my children that I was having a hard time seeing the wonder for myself.


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