Ever since seeing the Gnome-mobile as a child, I've always wanted to see the California Redwoods. Upon more research, I'm thinking what I actually want to see is the California Sequioas. You know, the huge, big-around trees. Does anyone have experience seeing either? If so, what is the difference and what is closest to DL? Would it be best to fly back out of LAX or is there another major airport closer to the forest? We are looking at possibly visiting DL in Jan or Feb 2011 and would love to plan a couple of days to go see the trees. Planning to fly into LAX. From what I've found, I "think" the closets big trees are in the Visalia area at the Sequioa National Park. According to mapquest, that's only about 3.5 hours away. Does that seem right? I thought it would be much, much further away. Of course, it can depend on traffic and time of day, we would try to stay away from rush hours and weekends. TIA for any advice!