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By ucblockhead (Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:29:03 PM EST) (all tags)
Big trees


We just got back from an extended weekend in the redwoods.

The trees were big.

We'd been to the Avenue of the Giants before, but this time we had time and so stopped at everything. We saw both tree houses, both drive through trees and the one log cabin. Much fun was had.

My wife had found a house rental on teh intraweb, and it turned out to be perfect. It was cheap ($125 a night for a house that could potentially sleep five, and has a full kitchen) and well situated at the top of the Avenue of the Giants. But the best part was that it was on an organic farm. We were told that we could pick whatever was ripe and so ended up eating off the land, for the most part, for all three nights. We picked the right time, and so had fresh corn, heirloom tomatoes, apples, blackberries, zucchini, onions, basil and cucumbers. So while it wasn't technically a "bed and breakfast" or anything, we got most of our dinners for free.

The refridgerator never did work, but who cares?

The FoML loved it. He wants to move there. Lots of land to run in and dogs who love to play. It was a perfect place for a kid.

If anyone is in that area, check out the "Vacation House in the Redwoods" in Pepperwood (or Scotia.) It's cheap considering that it's essentially a small house and if you're there in the fall, there's tons of fresh fruits and veggies to eat.

Alas, we had to come back.

There's something about a redwood forest I've always loved. Both the look and the smell. It's hard to take pictures there, though, what with the low-light conditions.

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Dude, you found an Ewok! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #1 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:39:19 PM EST

Nice work!

Also, that sounds like a kickass vacation spot. I am suitably jealous. WITH DOGGIES! And now I am melancholy thinking about the smell of the redwoods.


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dude, that's my picture by R343L (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:45:56 PM EST
I think that second picture is nearly identical to one I took a year or so ago when hubby and I went up that way. Of course, we just drove thru (stopping frequently of course) the avenue of the giants and then stayed in Eureka (old B&B). We spent more time up in Redwood National Park / Prairie Creek SP, etc.

Rachael

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cool by theantix (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 06:21:29 AM EST
Those pictures almost look like you photoshopped the FOYL into them.
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