Geoff and Jenn's 1998 California Trip
Day 3: More of the Redwoods
Monday, September 28th, 1998
[Today's entry was recorded in quick note form due to failing battery life on the notepad! Isn't technology great?]
Revisited Stout Grove in the daylight. This time Jenn said something poetic, but neither of us could remember it by the end of the day. Desiderata. Stout Tree. Pictures of Emerson in the decayed skeleton of a redwood.
Crescent City, pitstop at subway.
Along the way down, saw the pelicans. Nose diving.
|We took a couple side trips to various lookouts, including one overlooking the Klamath meeting the Pacific, and another overlooking High Bluff" -- where Emerson saw his first caterpillar, a hairy orange one. Jenn prevented it from being squished and eaten -- he escaped only with a ruffled hairdo.|
through the redwoods was beautiful. Big Tree (a let
down). Every grove had a name.
Camped at Prairie Creek State Park, where Geoff introduced the Subura's rear bumper to the bark of a redwood. Big dent ensued.
Camped at spot 69 (no connotations please).
Headed over to Barrel Rd -- a phenomenal short drive through the redwoods on a narrow gravel road. We joked on how to remember Rememberance Grove, Geoff's favorite spot so far.
|We had schnitzels for
dinner at Rolf's -- a quaint, authentic German
restaurant. Heard the elk bugle-ing behind, and took a
quick walk there.
Emerson wearing down -- the high pitched bugling of his own accompanied much of our stops throughout the day.
|Back at camp, Jenn made a textbook boyscout campfire, and we talked about the "Now" and our old grade school teachers.|
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