Monthly Archives: July 2009

Redwoods Hike

The next day we took a hike through the Redwoods on the South Fork trail. It was a very humbling experience – humbling that they are so old – to be in the presence of the oldest living things on … Continue reading

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To the Redwood to the Redwood…

The Coast Redwoods – Sequoia sempervirens – the most beautiful trees I have ever seen. Like the native people that once lived in these coastal forests we honored their spirits as we hiked, camped and spent a few days enjoying … Continue reading

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Birthday Dinner

Rory surprised me with a delightful birthday dinner – a lovely veggie stirfry that paired nicely with the sparkling wine Mary got me in Sebastopol. For dessert I received an even bigger surprise… an actual cake…with candles! Rory called it … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach..

In the early afternoon we set up camp at MacKerricher S.P. – another California S.P. set right on the gorgeous coastline. Except at this beach it was pretty easy to have a whole section all to yourself. We decided to … Continue reading

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Save Our State Parks

After our walk around Mendocino we stopped in at the local grocery store to gather rations for camping for that night. At the check out it was brought to our attention by one of the local newspapers that all of … Continue reading

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Morning in Mendocino

We woke up early on my 25th birthday (yes, a quarter of a century…) and treated ourselves to a hot, delicious breakfast in the charming coastal town of Mendocino at the Mendocino Bakery. Mary had mentioned the town’s charm on … Continue reading

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Russian Gulch State Park

Heading further north just a day before my birthday we decided to stop and camp for the night at Russian Gulch State Park. Although the campsite wasn’t much to talk about the scenery was beautiful. The Gulch is a headland … Continue reading

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