Last year Ben and I took a vacation during Passover and had such a great experience that when the opportunity came up again this year, we decided to make it a tradition. This year it also lined up with Easter and my spring break. We left it all behind, packed our tent and rain gear, and headed north to the redwoods. Spoiler: This post actually shows only one redwood, and it isn’t quite red anymore.


Since we had to drive through wine country anyway, we spent the first afternoon at a few wineries and checking out the Charles Schultz museum.

20130325_095221We spent the night outside of Sinkyone wilderness area (the lost coast). We had the whole campground to ourselves and spent most of the next day exploring the black sand beaches.20130325_114504

20130325_121540OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeware the claw!

20130325_12390520130325_13000620130325_130022OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince you made it this far, you are rewarded with my funny sea urchin face:20130325_131401We actually spent part of the day in the tide pools, and I have a bunch of pictures from that too, but my computer sucks and it takes forever to upload photos, so consider this day one of the trip.