Muir Woods feels like its own little world. Despite it being decently warm and so sunny you couldn’t help but squint outside the forest, the second we stepped past that welcome banner it felt like the set of a Lord of the Rings movie. The trees create such a beautiful shade and cast a greeny, blue toned tint across everything they cover. I want to mention Hogwarts here but I already did the Lord of the Rings thing despite never seeing a single movie in the series. Awkward.
If you’ve never visited a Redwood forest, add Miur Woods to your list. It’s quite a trek to get there and definitely more work than I bargained for but it is nothing short of a fairytale once you get inside. I can’t believe the life these trees have lived. Just imagine laying your head all the way back and hardly being able to see the top of every tree surrounding you, friends. It’s so rare that a girl like me feels small and mannnn, I felt small that day! Oshiolema had been studying leaves and trees a bit before arriving and knew these are the tallest tree variety in North America which was so sweet to me. The kids weren’t quite as into it, though, as we were so we didn’t linger too long.
As we drove back into the city to drop Baba off, Oshiolema got his first great glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge. We picked up a few books from the library before the trip all about it and he’s become so attached to this bridge I spent years looking at every single day. He was beside himself with joy!! I’ll never forget this sweet phase, 3 is the best.
Stay tuned for the rest of our California stay!