Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I'd hate to the size of the squirrel that would live in that tree!

This a real tree house!

It may have cost 6 bucks to drive through, but how often do you get to drive through a tree?!

Tiny, tiny me with a big, big tree

Shopping in historic Ferndale....

Carson Mansion was built in the early 1800's by a lumberman

Today was another cool, windy day in California but the sun was shining and it was a great day to see more redwoods! We began the day traveling south to Eureka to see the famous Queen Anne style home know as Carson Mansion. Eureka also has several other homes of the same style which were beautiful to look at and photograph. After that, we continued south to Ferndale to see the quaint little Victorian main street there and have some lunch. There was a large group of kids that Dennis swore he saw sitting in a restaurant eating. I said I didn't remember that at all but we walked main street a couple of times and he never did see where they were. There was a saloon in the area and Dennis thought maybe that was the place!haha Having starved yesterday, we stopped for Mexican that was delicious! (And in light of yesterdays food shortage, we packed the trunk with tons of food that we didn't even need! You just never know!) My big goal for the day was to visit the famous Avenue of the Giants and I must say it was just awesome! Who knew you could use giant coastal redwoods as houses, dance floors, gift shops, trucks, and even drive through one! They are awe inspiring giants that make you understand how very small you are in the scheme of things. They have been on this earth around 2,000 years. Our lives are just a drop in the bucket in comparison and I never get tired of looking up in wonder at them......

Tomorrow we will be leaving the quirky little town of Trinidad and heading way south to Point Reyes. So far, California is way cool!!!!

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