Playing with Colors

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I had time on my hands during our road trip..
So I decided to edit this photo..
Of course I played with the colors.. 🙂

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Photo 3-2-16, 4 35 30 PMI was sleeping in the car on our way home from church when my cousin woke me up and informed me that we will go to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
I have to admit, at first, I was not too interested.
I was thinking- “It is just a park with giant trees, what is so interesting?”
Don’t get me wrong, I love nature.
But I am more into water sceneries like oceans, beaches or lakes..
Trees? Not really a fan.

So we went to the park not looking forward to seeing something great— I was wrong.
I didn’t think I’ll be in awe because of these Redwood trees.
They are really GIANTS and some are even older than our Lord, Jesus.
If I may add more information about Redwood Trees, 2 of the 3 species of Redwood Trees are from California, USA while the other type is found in China (Wikipedia on Redwood Trees).

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of the Redwood parks in California.
There are a lot of things you can do in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Hiking, Fishing, River Crossing, ride a train at Roaring Camp Railroads, etc.
However, due to time constraint, we were only able to visit the Redwood Grove Loop Trail & the museum.
But I must say, visiting the trail was more than enough to appreciate the park.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Redwoood Grove Loop Trail Brochure
Photo 3-2-16, 4 31 18 PMIn the entrance, a giant tree cross section will welcome you.
Can you believe that it came from a tree that grew more than 2,200 years ago?

Taking photos is a must!
But because the trees are really tall, my advise is for you to use the panorama function of your phone’s camera.
It will help you capture how big these trees are!
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The museum is a small one but you will definitely learn something there.


Although we didn’t ride the Roaring Camp Train, we managed to see the Roaring Camp.


It was a nice experience.
Again, another chance to marvel God’s creation.
If you like nature and if this post made you curious about Redwood trees, I suggest you visit a Redwood Park near you. 😊

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Website

Operating Hours
Day Use Area: Sunrise to Sunset
The Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily.
The Nature Store opens daily at 10 am and closes at either 6 pm or sunset, whichever comes first.

Day-use Entrance Address
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018

Lake Tahoe

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Beautiful Lake Tahoe..

Regretting why I only started blogging this year.
It would’ve been easier if I started blogging early because I have a lot of things to say, pictures to show and experiences to share about my past journeys.

I will still try to share my past tours one at a time but let me begin with a recent one.
I think it is best to start with one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen in my life- LAKE TAHOE..

While structures like the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Colosseum are nonetheless amazing as well, to see nature so beautiful as Lake Tahoe tops my list.
It is wonderful how the snow, mountains, trees and a lake merged together to form a magnificent landscape.
I am really in awe of God’s creation.

It was also my first time to experience snow.
Lived in countries with 2 seasons for the past 30 years and I am blessed to experience winter here in the United States.
I can’t help but be too excited to see snow in the morning- so I went outside wearing my pjs to touch and feel the snow.
It is surely cold especially when we went to Squaw Valley but every view is remarkable for me to think about the coldness.

My US trip is memorable because of what I experienced in Lake Tahoe.
I will definitely go back to this place again.

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Wikipedia