March 20, 2009

A Beachy Wedding Vacation Part 2

The day after the wedding Jon and Codee invited us over to the cottage they were staying in (by the beach) for breakfast. It was so nice of them. Our kids went and played in the rain with the banana slugs. Aysia acually cut one in half. They thought that was too mean, so they decided instead, to just poke their eyes in. Em, Ethan and Jonah at the cottage. They are standing in front of a huge redwood stump
Behind the cottage
The kids checking out the chickens that were nearby

We decided to go to show Jon and Codee Trinidad. A cute little fishing town near by where we usually see starfish and sealions. The weather was so bad! The wind was blowing rain right into our faces. The kids could not understand why we even got out of the car. There wasn't anything to see except one baby starfish if you looked really close. It was a little disappointing since it is one of our favorite places to go.

We then drove to the redwood trees. They are so beautiful, especially in the rain because it makes everything so much greener. The boys wouldn't get out of the car. Olivia wanted to brave the weather so we took her with us a little ways up a trail that was on the side of the road. It was worth it. My camera was having problems though, it wanted to focus on the raindrops instead of on the people.

The redwoods
After the redwoods we had to be on our way home. We first made a stop at Em's mom's grave again. Joel and Shaonna let us have some of the wedding flowers to put on it. When we got there about five dear were just hanging around staring at us. The land his family owns is amazing. I would say it is probably Ethan's very favorite place to be. We stayed a little too long and didn't arrive to our destination in Portola again until 2:00AM. We had to drive through all the pretty parts in the dark and the ugly Nevada desert in the day. We just didn't want to leave the pretty forest and great family.
The view from South Fork Road, Em's family's landThey planted a garden for Em's mom
Lynne's grave. It's unmarked until they find a river rock to engrave

The five staring deer
Em's family's land

It was a really fun time I only wish we could have stayed longer.

Note: If you ever visit northern California make sure you have a rain jacket, a hoodie, a coat, a t-shirt, and lots of extra clothes and shoes, and not your best ones either. You get very wet and very dirty!


Laura said...

That place is beautiful! I've never seen the redwood forest...I think i'll need to remedy that!

Native Minnow said...

I drove through there once. The Trinidad River is beautiful. The whole area is beautiful.

That picture of Lynne's grave made me sad all over again. I still can't believe she's gone.

I'm glad you had a good trip, and that this time it was to celebrate a wedding instead of a funeral.

PsychDoctor said...

Glad to see you blogging... :)