Monday, August 02, 2010


As previously me mentioned, Jess and I took a camping trip with some of her family this past weekend.  We went to Big Basin which is near Santa Cruz in the Redwoods.  I had never been to the Redwoods, at least as far as I can remember, and it was amazing seeing these skyscraper-like trees.  It was truly remarkable.  I actually didn't take many pictures, but found the picture below to be absolutely beautiful.


Or check it out here to see it bigger and on black! 

We mostly just hung out at the camp site.  Most of the family did a short hike on Saturday, but with Jessica's knee, we didn't risk it and stayed back and read our Kindles, played card games, etc.  The overall trip was good - good food, good laughs, and good company.  The only setback - a TON of mosquitoes.  They literally had a feast on me.  And it seemed like they were nonstop, day and night.  And my issue is, mosquitoes have always liked me.  If there is even one around, and tons of people, it will choose ME to bite.  And not only do they choose me and I get bitten a lot, but my bites swell more than the normal person.  It sucked.  I survived, but it sucked.  I even used all kinds of mosquito prevention stuff.  What are you going to do?  Hopefully, when I camp in a few weeks, I don't have this issue as I can't take another weekend like that!




Miss Sassy Pants said...

It was a great trip, but I agree - too many mosquitoes! Granted, I got away relatively bite free - I think I got 1 or 2 on each ankle. But you got a bitchin' new nickname out of it, didn't you, Skeeter?!

Mom said...

Sorry son, I think you get that reaction from me. I'm the same way - get bit and swell. I think everyone gets bit - we just get the reaction. The Redwoods are beautiful and your pictures were fantastic. I bought lots of mosquito stuff for our camping trip. Hopefully we'll survive! Looking forward to more pictures with the next trip.

Tara said...

I love that first photo, looking up at the trees. It looks very "Twilight".

I'm glad you survived the feasting of the mosquitos.

Churlita said...

Gorgeous. I used to live in the Redwoods in Mendocino County. Man, I miss those trees.

laura b. said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a great trip, except for you being food. I sympathize. Mosquitos love me too.