Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sonoma County spring

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:

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always climbing

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a tree she can reach? Or more likely, it just looked like a big stick to hold

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discussing different types of sequoia foliage

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fallen giants make an inviting playground

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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.

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happy baby on the way

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so exciting for this mountain boy to see the ocean again!

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Carson really wanted someone to stand with him near the water, but he was not too sure about getting his feet wet.

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Laramie was happy just to play with the sand. She tried eating some too.

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We took a little walk up to the river's end, and the kids were fortunate to find two different driftwood shelters.

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Laramie hitched a ride on the way back:

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Such a lovely day. More adventures followed on the next...


Amanda said...

I love your blog. I'm so glad you're back at it! And I hadn't seen a good picture of Laramie in a while. What a cutie! The pictures are all beautiful, but I really love the ones in the redwoods.

Jeannette said...

What a lovely adventure to have had with your parents. Your youngest will be ready for running all over any minute now, won't he?