One of the many positive things of traveling in rural locations is the fresh produce you find in little road-side stands. Since it was time to stock up on a few groceries, we stopped first at The Corn Crib produce stand (http://www.the-corn-crib.webs.com/) We were not disappointed—they had bright red ripe tomatoes—the kind that are warm and juicy bursting with flavor. They were just picked this morning. And we did not stop there—we also picked up snap peas, green beans, and peaches. I am loving my vegetables again.We took a drive down the Avenue of the Giants in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The big redwoods are practically right on the road; in fact, a few trees had some healthy gashes. I am guessing a few vehicle mirrors were lost at some point. This road runs along side Highway 101 and is meant to be a scenic alternate route. Meaning it is to be driven somewhat slowly and savored. So, why do people speed down the road, pass or follow on your bumper. Slow down and enjoy the redwoods!
We also stopped at the State Park visitor center for some information on the park trails. The volunteer at the front desk was very knowledgeable and eager to point out the special sights to see. Side Note: I always have to chuckle at the amount of “flair” the park volunteers wear. You know, the buttons, pins, and badges tacked on to their vests. I wonder how and why this fashion trend got started?