The Redwoods

We are extremely lucky to live only a few hours from one of the most unique places on our planet.  The Redwoods are an amazing thing to behold.  Practically mythical, it is a lush and beautiful journey to walk through these trees that reach straight to heaven.  You cannot help but be in awe of their majestic beauty. 

We don't nearly go enough.  We had to convince the kids to try and be quiet a few times, just so the could encounter the amazing quiet and beauty before them.  But for six children that was nearly impossible, even with the promise that perhaps we might see animals if we don't scare them away.

We mostly saw some really awesome banana slugs... well, some of us thought they were awesome... a few snails, and the kids did see a mouse.

Eva was a real trooper and walked most of the way herself, and only because she refused adamantly any offer of help.  I fear her teen years.

Someone was not impressed by the banana slug and it took some coaxing to get her to walk past him.

I found a large gnome beard... the kids seemed skeptical.

Catching rain drops.

Despite getting lost, (the trail did not end up where we thought it would and having to walk a whole  extra mile more) it was truly an adventure.   One we will not forget for a long time.

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