West Coast Slide

(flashback from 9/7/2018, posted on Jan 2020)

The Abaya Family reunion was wonderful! It is always so rejuvenating to see relatives we haven’t seen in a long time and in such a lovely place as Monterey.

Family Reunion
Headed to Monterey for a Family Reunion.

 

Lake Tahoe
Spending time with the cousins heading out to the reunion.

 

Emerald Pools
Emerald Pools hike was amazing!!

 

Wall Climbing
Wall Climbing at a festival in Truckee, CA.

 

After Monterey we headed north. We had a stop near the Eldorado National Forest (Ponderosa RV Resort) where the girls learned about mining for gold.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Swings
The kids loving the swings at Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

 

Cable Cars Santa Cruz
Riding the cable cars at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

 

Our next stop was Trinity River Resort and RV Park. To get there we had to drive through Whiskeytown National Recreation area. This is where the Camp Fire was burning, more controlled when we arrived, but we could still see smoke. The devastation from the fire was incredible. We spoke with locals whose stories of the fires were hard to bear.

 

Shasta Trinity National Forest
Shasta-Trinity National Forest

 

Ponderosa Campground
Working on filming our new show Animal Naturalist. The full series can be found on our YouTube Channel.

 

Six Rivers Nation Forest
Six Rivers Nation Forest

 

Our final destination in northern California was the Redwood National Forest. A favorite of Aurora’s. We were back to hiking and it didn’t disappoint.

 

Climbing in the Redwoods
Climbing in the Redwoods

 

Redwoods Bear
This bear was nice enough to let us take some pictures with him.

 

We left the Redwoods knowing we would be back.