Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stout Grove :: Visiting the Coastal Redwoods


After the boys' high school golf tournament, we made one last stop before heading back home. I always love visiting the Redwoods! It had been awhile since our last visits to Stout Grove (here and here) and a first for our youngest two. I haven't been able to walk much the past month or so (due to some issues I'm having with my hips/spine/joints - most likely from when I broke my tailbone combined with the added pregnancy weight) but my current weekly visits to the physical therapist/chiropractor have been making a big difference and I was so happy to be able to walk the beautiful loop trail through these colossal 300-foot+ ancient coastal redwoods! 




"Even the Shamrocks here are huge!"



 


 


 


 

"We are making a triceratops!" 





"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." - Robert Louis Stevenson

10 comments:

  1. Alas, these posts make me miss home--I grew up not far from there. Have you taken your family to Fern Canyon? It could be a bit dicey with all of the rain right now--there are a few streams you have to drive through--but it is spectacular!

    2017-04-13 18:35:04

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    1. No, we haven't! Thank you for the recommendation!

      2017-04-14 13:14:25

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  2. Great pictures! They really show how fast your kids are growing up!

    2017-04-13 19:36:32

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    1. Thank you! They really are growing up fast.

      2017-04-14 13:16:44

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  3. A good time was had by all. Marion

    2017-04-13 20:55:12

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  4. Love the photos. You have a beautiful family. Marilyn

    2017-04-13 20:56:07

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  5. Gorgeous pictures -- the real thing must be surreal. Easter blessings to you and yours.

    2017-04-14 12:51:00

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    1. There is nothing like walking through the Redwoods. It really is surreal! Some of these trees are estimated to be 2,000+ years old, dating back to the time of Christ!

      2017-04-14 13:27:52

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  6. Your big kids are so big now! Twinkle Toes especially looks a lot older to me. <3

    2017-04-14 21:38:47

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  7. Wow!

    2017-04-15 03:36:33

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