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Old 01-24-2013, 05:51 AM   #886
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Really wonderful photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay. Do you do anything with your photos eg frame and hang at home?

What a hidden gem Alice's turned out to be for you. PIO, you really do have a knack for finding these great places.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:45 AM   #887
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We only got back from our 5 weeks away 3 days ago and I have just had a chance to catch up with your TR.
After seeing your photo of the avocado egg rolls at the Cheescake Factory, I want to jump back in a plane and head straight back over.
I had them in Marin County as a main and they were DIVINE!!! Loved the dipping sauce too. MMmmmmm, now I'm craving them.
Your TR is fabulous!
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Catching up on your trip report. Very nice photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point.
Thanks Bret.



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Awesome Bridge Photos!

I've heard of that spot, is it in La Honda? That's a great place to stop for food, I was never quite sure where it was but heard about it as an awesome food location.
Yes, La Honda. It really is at the intersection of Woodside and Skyline. There is about 4 buildings here. And I thought it was an awesome food location. Not sure how busy it gets at the weekend but it was a perfect stopping point mid-week for me.


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Really wonderful photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay. Do you do anything with your photos eg frame and hang at home?

What a hidden gem Alice's turned out to be for you. PIO, you really do have a knack for finding these great places.
Thank you. I actually think those places have a knack of finding me.



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We only got back from our 5 weeks away 3 days ago and I have just had a chance to catch up with your TR.
After seeing your photo of the avocado egg rolls at the Cheescake Factory, I want to jump back in a plane and head straight back over.
I had them in Marin County as a main and they were DIVINE!!! Loved the dipping sauce too. MMmmmmm, now I'm craving them.
Your TR is fabulous!
Don't get me started on those egg rolls. DH and I are quite addicted to them......and the dipping sauce.

Thanks!
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Alice's Restaurant looks like a fun place to check out.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #890
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Yum yum yum! Great update. The avocado egg rolls and cake both look delicious.
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Alice's Restaurant looks like a fun place to check out.
If you're ever in the area, I would recommend a stop.



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Yum yum yum! Great update. The avocado egg rolls and cake both look delicious.
They were!!
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Walking in the Shadow of Giants




I was enjoying the journey to my destination this morning. The drive is along the Skyline is beautiful!

But sometimes....it IS also about the destination and my destination this morning was Big Basin State Park. Founded in 1902, it is the oldest State Park in California.


I got into the Park Headquarters area a lot later than planned. I had hoped to have taken a walk out to the local waterfall but time was against me. I checked with the ranger and he agreed with my assessment.






A cold change had been forecast and if I'd taken the 4 hour return walk, I would have been soaked somewhere on the return leg. So the ranger recommended that I take the sedate Redwood Trail instead.






This trail is roughly 1.5 miles round trip; and exceedingly gentle to walk.






More importantly....it provides you with a glimpse into one of the most amazing of trees....the Redwood tree, Sequoia sempervirens.






Like it's cousin, the giant Sequoia, these trees are tall.


How tall are these trees?







Tall! Even when they fall, you can see how tall they are.....






I took my time on this trail. There were all sorts of interesting informational boards to read and explore.







This is what they call a Fairy ring.






Aside from sprouting from seed, the redwoods can also reproduce asexually by layering or sprouting from the root crown, stump, or even fallen branches. There were a few examples of these growths where a ring - a Fairy Ring - of trees have grown around the parent root crown or stump on this trail.
In some instances, you could walk right in....






....in the Shadow of Giants!












There was lots of scope for contemplation along this walk.







Some of these trees have been here for over 2000 years.






They provide shelter, shade and protection from the elements.






They are home to a myriad of animals.






I even saw a baby deer....but wasn’t fast enough with the camera to catch it.






You get to see the Father of the forest on this walk.











And in true Equal Opportunity, there is also the Mother of the forest.












It certainly was a very pleasant walk!







I stopped in at Camp Central.






And found an Aussie connection here. The 26th of January is Australia Day, commemorating the day the First Fleet arrived in Botany Bay.






It had been an interesting grass roots glimpse into this amazing tree.







I totally get why they call this State Park one of the best places to go see the Redwoods in the peninsula. The trees here are magnificent and I will certainly carry with me the memory of that walk in amongst the giants for a long time to come.








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Sitting out the Rain in Boulder Creek





I looked at the road as I got back in the car, checked the map and decided to keep going rather than head back out the way I came in.







Afterall, there is one road, the 236, that goes through the Big Basin. It loops in from one end of the 9 and heads back round to the 9 to re-join it at a different point.


At that other end, I headed right on the 9 and eventually ended up at Boulder Creek.






It might be a rather small country town but some of the building facades are truly fascinating!











There were hints of street art here....I had to push my camera through a locked gate to get this shot....but it was there in the open!






This mural depicts the time when Boulder was part of the rail system for transported logs to the wharf in Santa Cruz. We're going back to 1875 for this view.






And yes, there really is a creek here. I did try to find it.....






....but by the time I was ready to go looking, it was pouring rain.






I stopped in Boulder Creek for lunch. It gave me an excuse to "walk the street", so to speak, and check out some shops. There were a few places to eat but I was after something with a bit of ambience. There was a café in here but the menu didn't excite.






This shop caught my eye....






....aside from the obvious, take a look at the sandwich board.






The inside décor, whilst a little tired-looking, was charming enough for me to stay.






There really was a micro-brewery set up in here. It's behind the wooden partitions and there was a bar set up to serve patrons.






Because I was driving, I settled on the raspberry lemonade.






The burger? It was significantly better than the one I had at Santa Cruz and such a bargain at $6.50.






It was still raining when I finished lunch. I ran across the street towards where the car was parked and got a little wet. Not enough to melt a witch....but as I still had a way to go, I was reluctant to keep going. So, I waited in the footpath under the cover of a shop front.



I hadn't expected the door of that shop to open....afterall, it had a sign on the door suggesting that the grand opening was going to be in a couple of weeks.




The random acts of kindness by total strangers! The new owner opened the door and was letting a friend out. They saw me standing there and struck up a conversation with me. We had a great time chatting about his store merchandise.


After a couple of minutes, the owner invited me in to take a look round the store. The reason? Check out what type of store it was!
















Let's just say that DH was very interested in my pictures that night!


The owner and I chatted some more inside and after a while, when we could hear that the rain had let up a little, I said my goodbyes and made my way back to the car.



With the rain starting up again, it was definitely time to hit the road.







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Lovely trip to the redwoods. You always find such interesting little places.
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I agree! Always enjoy your photos!
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Great photos of the Redwoods! Love the murals too.
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Very nice pictures of the Redwoods. All of your pictures at Boulder Creek are very nice as well.
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Right. Big Basin State Park has been added to the to-do list for 2014 What great pics of the trees!
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Lovely trip to the redwoods. You always find such interesting little places.
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I was really excited to see the murals. L-O-V-E street art!


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Very nice pictures of the Redwoods. All of your pictures at Boulder Creek are very nice as well.
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Right. Big Basin State Park has been added to the to-do list for 2014 What great pics of the trees!
Muir Woods is the normal tourist destination from San Francisco and there are day tours you can take from SF. This part of the world has Big Basin and Henry Cowell State Parks; and any number of smaller parks along the Skyline to catch the redwoods. You might need a car to get here.
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I'll have to remember Big Basin. It's not too far from my parents and it appears that path is HA. I haven't been there in years, so beautiful!
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