Beatles & Burgers & Redwoods

So much beauty on the West Coast to see

So much beauty on the West Coast to see

I have a vivid memory of being in fourth grade and telling myself that one day I wanted to see the redwoods and giant Sequoias of California.  I remembered learning that California had the tallest, the oldest and the trees with the most mass.  I had been born in California (read me) but moved out when I was only 3 years old so didn’t remember much about living there.  California seemed unobtainable to me, a far away place I really didn’t think I’d ever see.  It became very important to me to see those trees.  If I did nothing else of consequence, I wanted to see those trees – this was a life goal I made in the fourth grade. Continue reading

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