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Up in the Redwoods


We took a trip up to Avenue of the Giants for a couple days and had a wonderful time.  Avenue of the Giants is about five hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Humboldt County.  This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves.  It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the 500 mile redwood belt and is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of old growth redwoods in the world!  You can read more about the area here.

We stayed two nights and had perfect weather.  We explored all the highlights and enjoyed being amongst all the ancient trees.  We meandered off the beaten path too and managed to get ourselves lost on some backroad.  It was quite the adventure.  Let’s just say we really could’ve used a 4WD jeep!

I’ve been having a really hard time getting into the swing of taking pictures and checking in here.  My Bad!  So in an attempt to try to make a comeback lol…here’s an image of some funny redwood houses I found along the Avenue of the Giants.  They really made me smile and I thought they looked kind of cool in black and white.

Redwood Houses along Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County

Redwood Houses along Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

55 thoughts on “Up in the Redwoods

  1. Wow! Fantastic. Love the processing.

  2. Wonderful whimsy! If Peter Jackson had been aware of these, they might have inspired an exception to his filming the Tolkien series strictly in New Zealand!

  3. Definitely like from the Tolkien movies or like something from the Chronicles of Narnia! 🙂

  4. Fun pics! Avenue of the Giants is an amazing place.

  5. Wow, tnx for the update 👍🏻

  6. Perfect home for a Giant!

    Aren’t they also a football team

    • Not on this coast they aren’t! lol

      • Hm… There is some team that wears Red Socks, then

        • There are the SF Giants but that’s baseball. And them there are the New York Giants football team. Also there’s the Boston Red Socks baseball team. You’re an expert in our sports now LOL!

          • Ha! I knew i had read about Giants and Red Socks!

            But honestly, i simply do not understand baseball or American football, or why the American footballers need helmets. I played rugby (and kabaddi) as a kid. No protective gear!

          • If you watched American football you’d understand why they wear helmets. I don’t much like it really. It’s gotten SO commercial. I prefer baseball and the pace of it.

          • I have watched a bit on TV, and they keep bumping into each other… That happens in rugby as well…

            Nowadays the surfaces are good, but as a young chap, the roughest sport I played was the Indian game of kabaddi. I would end up with skin scraped off my forearms quite often

            The commercial game in India is cricket, which I have stopped watching. We have too much of it, at the expense of other sports. And, it has become commercial and corrupt

          • Wow kabaddi sounds rough! I think baseball is similar to Crickett but personally I don’t think baseball is as bad as our football. That has gotten out of control with commercialism. What will it be like a few generations from now? I shudder at the thought.

          • Oh cricket is quite different from baseball! Complex game. We have several versions of the game now.

            The classic, the pure version, is a match that lasts 5 days. This can be exciting. International Test Matches last 5 days, and a series can have 5 such games

            Then, domestic matches last 3 days

            For TV, the shorter versions were devised – the one day version, and then the 3 hour version.

            Kabaddi can get rough. Very rough and you need to have excellent cardiovascular fitness

          • We were in England once visiting our son-in-law and were in a bar during some championship thing. We had no idea what was going on and how important it was but England won it all back then. I guess this must’ve been 10 years ago or maybe 8. I can’t remember lol.

          • Ah!! But then, I assume that your daughter is an expert on cricket by now.. I also assume that this is what you were watching! Were the men wearing white pants and shirts?

          • Dave’s daughter but she doesn’t like sports haha. Dave and I were in a pub by ourselves for this one, and yes they were wearing white pants and shirts!

          • Yup, that is cricket!!

  7. Magnificent image Laura. Beautiful tonality and a great subject.

  8. You made it even more of a fairy tail.

  9. Either home for a fairy godmother or trio of witches. Very nice.

  10. It sounds like an amazing area, complete with an enchanted forest. Terrific shot.

  11. Those are really cool – they somehow remind me a childhood story for some reason

  12. How the heck do you find the coolest places to visit? I’ve been up there but and never seen those log houses….

  13. Looks like something from right out of a fairy tale. How cool!!! Wow!!! Those redwoods are so immense. I remember seeing something somewhere years ago where there was a redwood carved out to let a road pass through and the car on the road looked like a toy. Just amazing!!! Great shot, Laura!! ❤

  14. Dear Laura………………sounds like it was a great trip. Hard to beat when the weather cooperates. I don’t remember seeing those redwood houses when we were up there.

    Looking forward to next Saturday.


  15. Today’s question………How many security cameras does Daryl have around his house?

  16. They look wonderful in Black and White.

  17. Great little gnome houses, Laura. I love that whole area of Humboldt, try to get up there every few years, a lovely place on earth. 🙂

    • Thank you Jet. I built them myself! 😉 Ok so I’m in a weird mood this morning. I’m glad you visit the area often. I think we will be going up more often as well. Such an amazing place so close!

  18. Wow! Those are so cool! I want one 🙂

  19. It’s like a fairytale photo…so awesome!!

  20. Amazing photograph! I have just moved to Humboldt county from England and love it so much! Where abouts did you stay while you were up here? 🙂

    • Welcome to the states. :). We were at Meyers Flat Inn for two nights. During the day we did all the usual. just FYI I’m not blogging anymore so my apologies for the delayed response!

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