Bubba and the kids just returned from 5 nights in Santa Rosa. Bubba is working on a hiking guide for the Wine Country, so while I stayed here and worked, the kids had a blast at Grandma Camp and Bubba turned his legs to rubber on the trails every day.
Last month saw a similar trip, but I came down and joined in for the second half. The first day I spent down there, my parents came with us on an outing to the coast, which I'd had an itch to do for months. First we hit up Armstrong Redwoods:
a tree she can reach? Or more likely, it just looked like a big stick to hold
discussing different types of sequoia foliage
fallen giants make an inviting playground
under two years of life stands next to 1000
From there we proceeded out along the river to the coast and stopped at Goat Rock.
happy baby on the way
so exciting for this mountain boy to see the ocean again!
Carson really wanted someone to stand with him near the water, but he was not too sure about getting his feet wet.
Laramie was happy just to play with the sand. She tried eating some too.
We took a little walk up to the river's end, and the kids were fortunate to find two different driftwood shelters.
Laramie hitched a ride on the way back:
Such a lovely day. More adventures followed on the next...