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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwood State Park

Aloha Everyone,

The Redwood National & State Parks in California are located in Humboldt and Del Norte County. Actually there are several parks which belong to this jurisdiction and they are co-managed by National Park Service and California Department of Park & Recreation.

One of the most spectacular segments was the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwood State Park. The scenic 12 mile long road runs parallel to I-101. The gigantic trees nearly blocked out the sun, making it approximately 10 degrees cooler in this area.

Our roadside picnic was under the trees in the small town called Leggett.

Our picnic lunch

Dark chocolate with blueberries for dessert

We had heard that a nearby vineyard offered over-night accommodations for RVers, so we decided to see if we could find it.

Sadly, we were unable to locate this particular campsite, so we decided to stay at the KOA Petaluma Campground located about 60 minutes north of San Francisco.

This campsite is one of the biggest KOA we've stayed so far. In addition to RV sites, there are sites for tents and cabins of several different sizes. They even offer daily tour to San Francisco and nearby vineyards for guests.

Honu is comfortably settled for the night.

Aloha -- Cathi