we headed to the redwoods today. this was on ivans bucket list. i had never been either. we both didn’t know what to expect and its actually pretty easy to pass up if you’re not paying attention. for some reason we both had it in our heads that it would be this grand entrance when in fact its not. just park entry signs and trails. the tree’s on the other hand are magnificent. huge, tall + beautiful. we actually all stood inside one with plenty of room to spare.
i saw a huge sign that said beware of ticks and i know how silly it sounds but i worry about ticks and the diseases they carry every time we travel to wooded areas. so everyone had their pants tucked in their socks + shirts tucked. we did a check once we left, we were all tick free. of course henri lost one of his nike’s on the trip so he had to wear avas saltwater sandals with socks. i cracked up laughing every time i looked at him. is it just my kids or do everyone else’s kids forget their shoes all the dang time? i’m not even sure how you could leave somewhere without your shoes on.
we had so much fun walking through the forest. we came up on a stream and skipped rocks for a while. the beauty and nature that make up the pnw is what draws us here more than anywhere else. its stunningly beautiful. the hikes are always more fun with so much to see. we saw a group of elk on the side of the road on our drive up. all just laying there while cars piled up to take picture. such a beautiful area and we are grateful to call the pnw our home now.