Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Redwoods Vacation: Part Four (Trees of Mystery)

Trees of Mystery was very expensive (cost us $70) to get in. Josh is now 12, so he is considered an adult now (go figure!). It was worth it though. We spent several hours wandering beautiful trails and oohing and aahing over God's handiwork. When we first arrived, the kids gravitated immediately to Paul and his big blue ox. It took awhile to realize that he was talking to us. It was really cool! They had set up microphones somewhere and he could hear every word we were saying. Then he would respond to the kids. They had crazy questions and he wanted to know if we were on a field trip since we had so many kids. It was really funny! I loved it when he told Jacob to listen to his mom and get in the picture.
This was the Cathedral Trees. It was six or seven trees that had started growing together in this beautiful formation. People get married here all the time.
Steve doing a little preaching!
The tram ride was included. We convinced everyone to go on except Josh. He would have none of it. Jessica and Hannah were not happy about this part.
Mary didn't mind! I love her scrunchy smile!
When I met Steve up at the top, Marcus was almost ready to have an anxiety attack. He hated the tram. He was freezing and sick to his stomach. He wanted to walk back down, but that was impossible. So he came down with me that time.
Here he is praying and trying not to puke.
You will have to click on this picture to read it. It was really cute!
This is the Candelabra Trees. The three trees were growing out of the one. Stunning!!!
Paul was really excited to show us some elk. We got pretty close to them too. Everything is so green and beautiful there. Rachel kept saying it was her favorite place on earth. I can see why...

6 comments:

Catherine said...

What beautiful pictures of a stunning vacation, Stacie! It looks like your hair is short...is it? I'm SO glad you got to go to such a lovely place with your family.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So awesome, Stace! I'm with Marcus! I hate heights! Glad you guys had a good time. Loved the part about Paul B. telling Jacob what to do. Too cute! Only two more days before I get to give you and the kiddos hugs :)

Joyfull said...

What a beautiful place! Loved the pictures!

Rachel said...

Beautiful and AMAZING pictures!! It looks like you are having a wonderful time. :)

Camille said...

This brings back memories...from a LONG time ago!! :) That Paul Bunyan is still talking hey? Too funny that he told your boy to obey you. LOL!

Blessings,
Camille

RaD said...

Are your boys afraid of heights? Or was it just the tram that was so frightening? My son is too, but my daughter loves adventure and anything like that.

We live in Cali and have never been to the redwoods, but you're starting to convince me that we need to take a trip! :)

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