Driving through the Giant Redwoods
These trees are difficult to photograph. They're just too big. The above picture gives you some perspective as there's a car in the photo. I tried to find a nice infographic for you, but I ended up cutting-and-pasting my own:
I used the Statue of Liberty in the picture because it seems like everyone uses the Statue of Liberty when describing tall things here in the US. I personally have never been to the Statue of Liberty, but I suppose if I did, it would put it in perspective. If I ever go see it, I'll probably be thinking, "Gee, this statue is almost as tall as a giant redwood."
Looking up, I enjoyed this twisty one
In the redwoods, we also met up with members of my Boy Scout Troop who would be joining us for river rafting.
My son, Jonathan, atop a redwood root ball
And as Scouts, we're always on the lookout for a good swimming hole. There's a nice one at Richardson Grove State Park and when we were driving, we found another that the locals told us about at the California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove, just south of the Founder's Grove in the Avenue of the Giants. And to my surprise, there was an added bonus – a beautiful four sided outdoor fireplace picnic area designed by Julia Morgan.
Next up on our tour, Kitschy-Cool California...