One day last week we found time to play hookey from our apartment search and we went to Muir Woods.
We hiked up the Ocean View Trail. You can't see the ocean? It's there. I didn't see it at first either, in real life. If you look closely, just below the clouds there's a bit of blueish white that's a slightly different shade of blueish white than the clouds. There's actually a barge floating on the water, but it's hard to see in this tiny version of the photo. When I was standing there, I didn't realize I was looking at water until I noticed the barge. I really thought it was a joke name for the trail, or maybe there was an ocean view thousands of years ago before the trees grew up. Then I finally saw the water.
Muir Woods is where the redwoods are. In the second picture, I'm standing in the hollow base of a giant old redwood.
I've also uploaded some pictured of the cats on their cross-country jouney at What Would Grendel Do?