21 February 2013

Scenes from SF: Muir Woods

We took a half-day trip out to see the giant Redwoods at Muir Woods, about 45 minutes outside the city.  It was a gray, damp day, but we were amazed by the huge trees in these woods.  Our informative (and poetic) tour bus driver said these 800 to 1200 year old trees were smaller than the giants about 5 hours farther north, some of which are upwards of 2000 years old.  One area called Cathedral Grove is meant to encourage silent contemplation--signs beckoned, "Enter Quietly"--but you might be surprised at just how important many people felt their banal conversations were despite such.  On the way back we passed through the charming town of Sausalito and got to stop for photos near the Golden Gate Bridge, which we ended up going over several times during our stay in San Fransisco.  As we were walking back towards the visitors center, I told Ryan we just had to get out and do more things like this.  Totally worth the expense.  Just need our little bubby with us next time...


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