Is Jason the only one who gets google alerts any time an article is posted about the new Star Wars movie? Yeah, I thought he was. There was a period of time where I rebelled and denounced any and all things Star Wars, but I've come to accept that it's just a part of my life that I need to embrace. This was even more evident when we lived in the redwoods. At least 3 times a day I was telling a camper "They filmed Star Wars Episode Six here!" It was really incredible and I could have convinced myself that I saw an Ewok on more than one occasion. I also could have seen some dinosaurs cause Jurassic Park 2 was filmed there and had Fern Gully been live action, it totally could have been filmed in our park.
|This is at Fern Canyon.|
It was beautiful. Most of the trees were 200-300 feet tall, but the tallest tree in our park was 379 feet. That's really tall. Some people would get disappointed because they were at our park looking for the giant sequoias that are really wide, but I wanted to smack them and say "Really people? These trees are huge! They are the tallest and the oldest trees in the world!" I had somewhat of a culture shock feeling when we left the redwoods and I saw how little normal trees are.
This summer was full of miniature adventures. Like one time we rode our bicycles about 15 miles on Hwy 101. It was really hard (my bike wouldn't change gears, mind you) and I have no idea how bicyclists ride the entire highway. But the beauty distracted me from the pain.
We lived just a couple of miles from the ocean and it was FREEZING all summer. Once, we decided to ride our scooter 40 miles to get Winnie some dog food. It was cold, but so worth it because we got to drive right by a huge herd of elk hanging out on the side of the road.
The surrounding area was really beautiful and we got to eat the world's best fudge with Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe.
|This is a fallen redwood's roots.|
The highlight of my time in the Redwoods was Winnie "learning" how to swim in the most beautiful river I have ever seen.
This summer was fabulous. We loved it. We'll definitely go back someday.