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City Sights: Redwood Forests

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!  I’m still in Mississippi, dreading the return to the real world of work and life again.

Now that Christmas is over, Thanksgiving seems like a million months ago.  But I have one last memory to share from my family’s trip during the Thanksgiving holiday: the Redwood forests!  The only problem with sharing these adventures on the blog so slowly… is that memory fades!  I can’t remember every little detail anymore, but luckily, pictures remain!

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The day of Thanksgiving, the five of us bundled up in the car and drove five hours toward Humboldt State Park.  On the way, we stopped for a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean.

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We stayed in a little cabin in Redcrest, which calls itself a “spa” because there’s a hot tub on premises… that we did not explore.   But other than that little oddity, the place was great.  Quaint and comfortable, with a few trails and sights to see close by.  And there were twinkle lights up already, which was very cozy.

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Thanksgiving dinner was at a historic inn, and during the day we explored the forests and little side stops.  The trees were awesome, of course.  More awesome was spending time with family, as cheesy as that sounds.  Experiencing new things is just more fun when I’m with my family.

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We stopped in a few small towns, which were pretty cute.  It’s funny how the further you get from a big city, the more things seems the same as everywhere else in the country.  The agriculture, the rural fields, the small towns, it really felt just like being in Mississippi again.  I still feel much more at home with fields passing by than in a bustling city.

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One of the coolest spots we saw was a little side stop advertising a tree big enough to drive a car through.  Which… while a little anticlimactic, was pretty cool.

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The the very best part was the carved tree houses… so very, very cool!  You could actually climb inside and up to a second story, and I didn’t even care that I was 25 because I was so excited to be in a treehouse.

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So this post was heavy on pictures and light on the words, because I’m forgetful!  Oops!  And even though this “sight” took place five hours from San Francisco, I’m still counting it as a City Sight!  Missing my family for sure, but I’ve enjoyed savoring these pictures and memories over the past few weeks.

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More city sights coming soon as we continue to explore San Francisco!

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