This is the 3rd and final TR on our Memorial Weekend Road Trip. Here are the links to part 1 and 2
My reason for breaking it up is simple... there is a lot of pictures of 3 completely different locations and I wanted to make it easier for people to look at what they want to see.
Staying in Fresno was a last minute decision made early Sunday morning. Tink and I knew we wouldn't leave Sacramento until 3 or 4pm at the earliest and we didn't want to do the long 7hr drive home. Fresno is the halfway point. I flipped through Priceline and Travelocity, again Travelocity came out on top. Since this was last minute the hotel wasn't the greatest (Ramada Inn) but it had a pool and beds. I won't go into detail but overall it was decent accommodations. I'll be honest... usually Fresno isn't a place I recommended staying because there isn't much to do but drive through it. However there are hidden gems.
What I didn't know was that our hotel was almost directly across the street from this;
Huell Howser (local PBS celebrity who goes around looking at state parks etc.) covered this a while back. I'd always wanted to go, but wasn't willing to make the 4hr trip to Fresno just for this. Since it was across the street, 1hr tour, and we were already here... might as well do it in the morning. So we did. Again... pure luck... Fresno was only supposed to be a pitstop.