Oh, yes. Time to go the Redwood Forest! BUT, we have to clean the amazing house that the Kamai family was so gracious to offer us for our Bay Area stay.
Somehow the frigid winds tearing at the hills of Corte Madera abated for the time being and the weather was perfect for cleaning and driving. We spent the morning redistributing our belongings since we are now only SEVEN BUSSERS and packing snacks for a week in the wilderness. We were all excited to see that every piece of recycling we had ended up in the proper bin, and the recycling containers was five times more full than the ordinary trash; it was a good demonstration of how much of our waste is actually recyclable.
After a quick stop to let Nick off for vacation with his family, we were finally on our way to the Redwoods. It was a beautiful, if somewhat twisty, road and everything went swimmingly…. Well, aside from the fact that it took us 8 hours instead of 6. C’est la vie. Meeting a few fun characters at stops along the way helped pass the time. I regret not picking up the girl we passed wearing only a golden bikini, but alas she had a topless man in tow. Meegan and I had a run in with a giant, vicious looking dog as we were helping back the bus out of a wrong turn, but he turned out to just be scared of our headlamps and let us be on our way. The camp site is perfect and we’re still full from our stop at In-N-Out Burger, a mandatory stop considering the number of our friends that had raved about the place. The bus looks great, we’re cozy in our campground, and spirits are high. We can’t wait to see giant trees!
OH!! Loaded Boards has agreed to help us out! They make longboards out of bamboo, an awesome choice in terms of sustainability because of how easy and fast it is to grow. We have bamboo countertops for the same reason! We are so excited to get a board or two from Loaded and are really happy to share the word on bamboo and get people longboarding instead of driving!