Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Biiiiiiiiig Trees

On Labor Day we went to the Redwood National Forest in Northern CA. We love making this trip and I never get tired of it! It's close enough to our place that we can make a day of it, see some sights, have a little picnic, walk through some of the beautiful groves, and make it home before bedtime :) A tourist was kind enough to take our photo at the end of the walk. A rare moment with all of us in front of the camera! Of course Cassie did a little of her own exploring -- this was her first real excursion anywhere and she loved it! She's still a little confused with what the leash is all about, but she gets better every time.

Here's a picture of Katy sitting in a crevice in a tree -- yes that is one tree! That was a pretty big step for her to get up there. She's normally pretty cautious about being up high, and she was a good four feet above her Daddy's head when she got all the way up there!
-- and then another of the girls standing in front of a fallen tree. What you see behind them is the underside of the tree and the part of the root system. Pretty amazing, huh?
You really can't grasp from pictures just how majestic these trees are. They are so beautiful!

For a little perspective, here's Billy standing with the girls. He is 6' tall and completely dwarfed next to the trunks of those trees.

This was the one tourist-y thing we did. We thought the girls would get a big kick out of it, and they did!! This is the Tour-through Living Tree. We drove our van through it when we left and they thought that was really something :)
Overall, a really great day. I would highly recommend visiting there if you can. It's kinda like the Grand Canyon -- the pictures are pretty, of course, but when you see it in person it takes your breath away.


  1. Great pictures Amy! Glad you had a fun time.

  2. What a great time you must have had. Your pics are divine!

  3. I've been there before! Once on a vacation as a child and then again with my husband and oldest daughter when we lived in Sacramento. I miss the wonderous redwoods! The trees and forests of the South are no where near as awe inspiring! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  4. Fabulous photos! Makes me want to go there too.