Back in California!

ancient redwoods in redwoods, ca.

The immortal tree was in front of our campground. It had survived lightning strikes, fire, partial chopping down (they gave up apparently because of it's size) and the flood of 1964!
The immortal tree was in front of our campground. It had survived lightning strikes, fire, partial chopping down (they gave up apparently because of it’s size) and the flood of 1964!
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You can see the marker (just below the green branches) for the flood of 1964 showing how high the water got.

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This log truck was at our campground too. It's used for parades and other celebrations.
This log truck was at our campground too. It’s used for parades and other celebrations.

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We did a drive down The Avenue of the Giants. Amazing trees!
We did a drive down The Avenue of the Giants. Amazing trees!
We did a day trip down the Avenue of the Giants
We did a day trip down the Avenue of the Giants

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They had these Tree Houses there too.
They had these Tree Houses there too. Very cool!

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More views of the Avenue of the Giants
More views of the Avenue of the Giants

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hammond family gathering in santa rosa

We attended the Hammond family gathering at Bruce and Susans house in santa Rosa. I didn't get any photos but here are some Bruce had taken by a professional photographer friend.
We attended the Hammond family gathering at Bruce and Susan’s house in¬†Santa Rosa. I didn’t get any photos but here are some Bruce had taken by a professional photographer friend. from left to right; Asa, Aren, Mira, Denny, Holland (Bryce’s sister), Logan and Bryce.
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One lucky grandpa!

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while in Santa Rosa we visited the Jack London House and Museum with Lane, Ron and Denny
while in Santa Rosa we visited the Jack London Historical State Park with Lane, Ron and Denny.

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The house was full of interesting artifacts from their lives and travels throughout the South Seas and the world.
The house was full of interesting artifacts from their lives and travels throughout the South Seas and the world.

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What I found most interesting was his Cruise of the Snark, a sailing cruise in the South Sea
What I found most interesting was his Cruise of the Snark, a sailing cruise in the South Sea

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Also interest was the house they had built but unfortunately burned to the ground before they could ever move in.
Also interest was the house they had built but unfortunately burned to the ground before they could ever move in.

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Jack London's grave. His wife was also buried here on the property.
Jack London’s grave. His wife was also buried here on the property.

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sequoia national park

Our last stop in northern California was Sequoia National Park. Interesting to note the Sequoias here are not as tall as the coastal Redwoods but are larger in volumn.
Our last stop in northern California was Sequoia National Park. Interesting to note the Sequoias here are not as tall as the coastal Redwoods but are larger in volumn.

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I hacked this trail that led down to General Sherman, the largest Redwood/Sequoia of them all.
I hiked this trail that led down to General Sherman, the largest Redwood/Sequoia of them all.

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joshua tree national park, our last sightseeing stop beforE heading down to san diego

We made or last stop here while staying at the Time Share at Welk's Resort in Palm Springs. Only a few pictures as it was threatening rain, thunder and lightning while we were there.
We made or last stop here while staying at the time share at Welk’s Resort in Palm Springs. Only a couple of pictures as it was threatening rain, thunder and lightning while we were there.

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that concludes our 10 month adventure!

Stay tuned for next years travels beginning April 2017!

10 Months, 43 campgrounds, 12 States, 7500 miles on the trailer, 24000 miles on the truck!