Two weekends ago, Hairy, Manda, Renee and I drove north to the redwoods to go hiking. The neat thing about hiking on the California coast is that you can see big tall redwood trees and also go to the ocean.
I uploaded a video/vlog to my YouTube channel, which you can check out here:
Most of Saturday was spent driving up there, so we ended up just checking out the ocean before dinner.
I saw this log on the beach and had to Costanza on it.
Then I insisted that Renee and Manda pose saucily on the same log.
You will not ever be catching Hairy posing on any log, but we did ask him to take photos of the 3 of us, just being… us.
Anyway, after wandering around the beach and watching the waves and the tide come in, we started to drive back to 0ur hotel, and found some neat wildlife on the way! We pulled over to check out this herd of elk chillin’ in a meadow.
We would also later have a very close encounter with a big ol’ daddy elk near the beach, and he was just munchin’ away on some grass and didn’t seem to mind us very much at all.
We decided to drive away from the elk meadow when we discovered we were under heavy banana slug attack (you have to watch the YouTube video if you want to see the banana slug tshirt that Renee made me buy).
The next day, we had a big ol’ breakfast and then went on a short hike and then a long hike.
In one of the groves, we saw an old “save the trees” photo with a bunch of serious people holding hands around a tree, so we attempted to re-create this ourselves.
Pretty much what you’re learning here is that the trees need to be saved FROM US.
Our second hike involved a waterfall, and I don’t think I got very many photos of it, just video, but here are Manda and Hairy looking very adventurous.
After this hike, we drove to a different beach, where we saw two sea lions pretty close to the shore, ducking in and out of the water. It was really cute! I unfortunately could never time my video correctly to catch one for you guys!
There are some other hiking stories that I talk about in my video that I didn’t get photos of to post here, like the other animal encounter we had, and why we eat kipper snacks on long hikes!