It’s been nearly two years since L & I had a road trip. She’s been asking me to take her camping for a long time, so finally we went.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, north of Santa Cruz, is spectacular in a wet, lush, massive kind of way, so different from the landscape in southern California. We stayed in a tent cabin, as a way of easing a first-time camper into the joys and discomforts of ‘roughing it’.
It was cold, but not unbearable. L was a good sport about it.
And it was spectacularly beautiful.
It was fun to get away with L for a few days. She was 6 when I met her. She’s 16 now, and driving. Amazing. Am I really a decade older?
Yeah, I guess I am.
One thing is for sure: I’m not going to stop camping any time soon. Where to next?