Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A day among giants and golden bridges.

Yume and I drove to Muir Woods National Monument on Sunday, a first for both of us.

Here, Yume indicates her birth year as recorded by tree-ring dating. (To be entirely accurate, her finger would have been a full inch-and-a-half off the outermost bark.)
The forest floor. Can you spot the apparent bigfoot in this shot?

The park features wide boardwalk paths for you to navigate by, allowing you to go "off-road" down a variety of branching trails that leave the main path.

Trees be tall.
It says: "Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations on International Organization met on May 19, 1945 to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first President of the United States, chief architect of the United Nations, and apostle of lasting peace for all mankind." (Interesting note: FDR was actually the 32nd president, so this placard is in error.)
"Look! It's bigfoot's den!"
Nope. Just a banana slug.
"Tree kidnapper."

"Any nice homes in the forest?"
"How much you want for it?"
"How about this one?"
"We'll cross that bridge when we get to it, babe."

[off-frame] "Watch out for snakes!"
"Hey, don't go yet…!"
We've got one more bridge to visit!
Nice view.
Better view!

Later San Fran!

Later ya'll!