New Years at the Redwoods
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
Not entirely sure if the following will count as holiday-themed but I figured I can somehow make it work since it did occur on a New Year's weekend.
Back in 2016, on December 30, after debating on what to do for New Year's weekend, Andrew and I decided to drive up to see the Redwoods. We said, "What the hell, we live in Sacramento now and we've never been closer to the Redwoods than we are now." It was our first New Year's in Sacramento since we'd moved from LA and didn't have too many options to even consider. Anyways, it turned out to be the best decision EVER!
I wish I could describe it but some things are better experienced than described. What I will say is that they are incredibly beautiful and full of awe. Standing there, in complete silence, admiring their beauty, you can't help but let your mind wander and appreciate the beauty you're surrounded by.
Now, the major pro about going to the Redwoods on New Years' weekend is that you get to experience them with hardly anyone around. We only saw one person while we were there and it was only for a minute. There's, of course, many different trails and paths you can take/explore but not even hearing cars go by or the distant chatter you would likely run into if you were there any other day was like no other. Being able to walk miles deep into the Redwoods and experience it as if you were the only two people on Earth is something I will never forget.