Easter in the Shadow of Mt. Whitney with Friends

After the tedious up and down drive exiting Death Valley we were not sure where we would spend the night.  Most of the time we were in the National Park we had very little cell service so we hadn’t done much research.  As we reached a crossroad I received a text from a traveling friend.  Our travel paths were in line to meet!  Marc decided to pull into the park office right near the stop sign and go in to find out where we could stay on the nearby BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land.  They directed us to Tuttle Creek Campground.  Some of the sights were not very level and there were no hookups, but for your $5 there were some of the most spectacular views we have ever seen.  We were camped right in the shadow of Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the continental US at 14,505 feet.)

The next day our traveling friends decided to join us at this beautiful place.  It had been ten months since we had seen this traveling family.  We had immediately connected with them when we first met and it was no different this time.  And the best part is our children feel the same way.  Our camp sites backed on a small creek and the kids spent hours fishing, making dams and just being adventurous kids.

Before the evening was over we had both decided to spend another day here!  We were so excited to be able to spend more time with our friends and be together for Easter.  We colored eggs together.  Marcus read the Easter story and they all decorated crosses.

We went on a hike toward the mountains.  They were farther away than they looked.  The kids had a great time climbing and pretending on the rocks.

On Easter morning we found that the jellybeans we had planted had grown into lolly pops as they do every year.   Marcus and Cali were happy to find Easter baskets with some yummy goodies.

But the best gift God gave us this Easter was spending time with our friends.  Swapping books, sharing laughs, getting needed advice, just being together, these are the things that make my heart grow in God’s love.

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  1. Laura

    Happy Easter! How are you? We were thinking of you last week while we were in San Francisco and Yosemite. Who knew that we were at opposite ends of the John Muir Trail?? We hope that you are all doing well. Miss you 🙂

    Laura, Mike, Collin & Ethan

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