It has been pretty rainy in the Bay Area the few weeks since we’ve moved. The first weekend was spent seeing family and doing moving related activities, but the second weekend we made sure to get out despite the gloomy forecast.
We went to Muir Woods National Monument very early in the morning, before the visitor center opened. We had set up a sunrise tour with a guide. It was perfect, no one was there, parking was so easy, and we learned a lot on the tour. There are two main types of redwood trees: coastal redwoods and giant redwoods. The redwoods at Muir Woods are coastal and the ages average between 600-800 years old. These tress have adapted to their environment by the ability to absorb water through their leaves. This helps them to flourish in an area that is known for it’s coastal fog.
From there we drove into SF and enjoyed an amazing Burmese lunch that was being featured during restaurant week. We then stopped at an ice cream shop…even Charlie had some!! They make vegan, sugar-free ice creams. It was incredible.