Apr 10, 2010

Travel Day 6

What a country!!!

We started the day visiting the Redwood National Park. Don't let the name of the national park fool you. Not only can you see the tallest trees in the world, but the trees happen to be located along one of the most beautiful stretches of the California Coast.

All day long, God kept surprising us. We would go around another corner and another breath taking panorama.

God really is an amazing creator.

We spent most of the day in the National Park. Again, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of the country I have seen. I've been all over, but this place is stunning. Helen and I have to come back to this place on our motorcycle.

The trees are taller and more majestic than I remember. Look at those trees just dwarfing the Suburban. You can't hardly see the car let alone my family!

If you have never been to the Redwood National Park, this is one of the places you've got to see in your life time. There is nothing like it on planet earth.

We spent the day hiking and seeing the sites in the park.

These trees grow to be over 300 feet tall - dwarfing the statue of  Liberty which is just a little over 200 feet. It really is awesome to stand under these giants. They typically are 500-1000 years old, with some of the trees being over 2,000 years-old!!! And to think that the earlier settlers to the California coast cut these trees down for lumber.

Thank God America had the foresight to preserve these trees and this land for future generations.

After spending the day at the National Park, we made our way to Oregon. Even that drive was stunning.

Here is a picture I took from the drive through the canyons. Here is another road that Helen and I have to come back through on our motorcycle.

These canyons and the coastline has to be one of the best places to ride a bike.

We've made it to Sutherlin Oregon where we are spending the night.

We will be worshiping together as a family in the morning, then we will continue our drive North. We will be spending the day in the Portland area and make the drive to Federal Way either late Sunday evening or sometime Monday.

God bless you. Have a great day of worship!

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