We spent the last two days with Peter & Leigh-Ann in the redwoods, Ferndale, and the environs. I have too many photos to put them all on Instagram, and some of them require blowing up to appreciate all that is in them, so I am posting them here. We sure had a lot of fun. One day we Hope you enjoy them!
Starting out with the cutie. Those are BIG trees!
That's not us going through the tree, but we were just there a moment ago.
Trust me, it was a lot of fun!
The requisite photo with the guy with the big feet.
Same guy different Sasquatch.
This one is 8 years old and proof that there is more than just one Bigfoot.
This really is the best of the gift shops - a really fun place.
Back to the drive through tree. There are two we found out. This is the south one.
As you drive in you pass these sculptures of animals made from the stumps of redwood trees.
Salmon coming right out of the shadows.
I love all the ferns just as much as the trees.
Grandfather Tree - another must stop and see.
The Founders Tree, reaching up further than you can see.
Andrea looks happy though.
This was a beautiful room and very comfortable. We loved it!
The bed was built in this room. It is still there because it is too big to get out.
Before moving inside, let me give a bit of background.
This house was built in 1854 by one of the original settlers of the area, Seth Shaw.
Although now it is known as the Shaw House, he named it Fern Dale.
When the first settlers arrived here there were massive ferns everywhere.
In 1860 this house served for a time as the post office, leading to the town being named:
Notice the ceiling. All of the ceilings were beautifully carved wood.
every piece of equipment in the place out on the street.
This is one cool looking fire engine.
This is one stylin' cemetery. It started at the bottom of the hill
and has gradually grown all the way to the top.
(which they are expanding to allow better view of making the cheese).
This is one of the blossoms - all was beautiful there.
Including boogie boards, wet suits, and more time.
But all in all, those were two great days.
Thanks Peter & Leigh-Ann for the fun time!