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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Redwoods Part 1

I have always wanted to see the Redwoods. Troy and I decided for our 20th anniversary and before his surgery to take a small trip.

This is in the State Park that is also part of the National Park. It is part of the Prairie Creek Trail. We hiked for 6 miles! It was about two miles too long but the scenery was incredible. We were amazed that there were so few visitors to the park. We saw very few people on the trail. It was incredible to walk among those huge trees in the silence of the forest.

We actually stayed on the coast in the small town of Trinidad. This was an early morning hike that we did in Trinidad at Patrick's Point State Park.

The view from our incredible Bed and Breakfast, The turtle Rock Inn. There is a den of sea lions that live on the beach and sun themselves on the rocks near our inn. It was really fun to look out our windows and see them out there.

The marvelous Turtle Rock Inn. If your going to Northern California this is an awesome place to stay.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Crafting with the Girls

Mariah needed to make something for her secret sister at Girls camp, so we headed to Ben Franklin for inspiration. We had no idea what to make. We found these cute unfinished boxes. As we were getting paint, paper and other goodies Clarissa and I decided that we needed to make one too. They turned out so cute!

Here is Mariah's for her secret sister

This one is mine, I made it for a friend and filled it with handmade cards that match.

This is the one that Clarissa made for her friends birthday! She is going to fill it up with candy.