Saturday, July 25, 2009

You and me up in the Tree's and the Forest will Give us the Answer

We have had a blast on vacation so far. After much consideration, we decided to go to the Redwoods in Cali this year. The first day of our vacation we drove from Pocatello to Reno. The drive was long and we heard a whole lot of this. We hit Reno about 7:00 and had dinner in the Casino and then hit the hay. Morgan had some great driving hair.
The next day we drove from Reno NV to Eureka CA. In the last 45 minutes of the drive as we ascended to the ocean, the temp went from 105 to 63 degrees. It was nuts.
On Friday morning we finally were able to hit the redwoods. I have heard how amazing these trees are, and I can tell you how amazing these trees are and show you pictures, but until you are standing next to one, you just don't get it. The Camera just doesn't do these giants justice, but here are a few pics for the heck of it. It was truly amazing. I am now a tree hugger, this kinda shows you how big the roots of some of these trees are. This is the "family tree" it has 12 other trees growing off of it. The boys loved this hike, plenty of roots and trunks to climb.

Even when there are no light sabers around, sticks can make due and the battles can continue.

I was so excited to drive thru this tree. Mostly to say that I did it, but it was very cool and unreal that this tree is that big.

Here are just a few pics of these amazing ginormous tree.

If I could say I had a favorite tree, this would be one of them. This is the brotherhood tree. It is like 1200 years old or something.This is the root of a tree that has fallen down. I wish I would have stuck Bri in there so you could see how big it is. When you walk through these trees, it almost feels like you have entered another world. Like Lord of the Rings or something. You feel miniature.Okay, so I hope I have posted enough pictures of trees :) Maybe just enought o convince you to go, it was so wicked awesome. Oh, and of course, we cannot forget the ever popular lunch in the back of the van. Will finished his lunch and sighed and said "This is the best day ever" I gues that makes all of the driving and frustration of the drive worth it.

Now onto the beach.

I may have only been 58 degrees, but that did not stop us. The sand was warm so of course Mojo loved it.

She was a little iffy about the waves, but was a good sport.I am also pretty sure that Mo ate her body weight in sand.Will loved chasing the waves and searching for "agates" with his dad. I think an agate is a rock that has been tumbled by the ocean waves and starts to become transparent. Grey had an unfortunate tumble in the waves (he did not run fast enough) so he spent most of the second day playing in the sand. (Although, I don't think he minded that one bit) We usually hit the beach by 3:00 and the fog and mist had allready rolled in. It gave the beach a really cool feel. The kids had a blast chasing waves and plaing in the sand.

After plenty of sweet trees, a whole lot of driving in the car and some fun at the beach, we are now in San Jose, Cali. Miranda is taking us to ride a train today and the go to the beach, so there will be many pics to follow. Oh and of course wicked tomorrow!!!! So stay tuned for more boring pics from our family vacation :)


Carrie said...

Looks like a blast! We just got back from Zion National Park, and I totally understand when you talk about the driving frustrations. Cameron did this constant whine/cry. I thought I was going to go crazy by the time we reached our destination!
That beach reminds me of the coastal areas of Washington and Oregon. Cold, stormy, and rocky. I love it, THAT is how a beach should be! None of this soft sand and sun for me! Can't wait to hear future updates and how you like Wicked. It's AMAZING!

bnmarsh said...

Fun! I went and saw the trees when I was younger and I remember it being fun, (and some siblinig puking from the ride to the trees haha). Have fun at wicked!

walkinourshoes said...

i have been to the trees, they are amazing. the drive is something else, though. looks like you had fun, though. we sure miss you.