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Photo Fave: "Big tree," Big Trees Calaveras State Park, California

by Shelly Rivoli
In celebration of national Arbor Day, I thought I’d post one of my favorite photos of one of my favorite trees. There are many trees to like at Big Trees Calaveras State Park in northern California, but I especially remember this moment when my daughters had been scurrying through the trees, happy as your average dusty squirrels just to be in the woods, when they suddenly paused and realized–though it was plain to any of us watching–that the object they were circling was in fact one, massive tree. 
We told them to go stand in the “doorway” of the ancient tree for a picture. As their chins tipped skyward I felt the first goosebumps of a mom who realizes, “They are old enough now to get something out of this trip that may actually stick with them. For life.”  ?
Big Trees is a fantastic place for families to visit on northern California road trips, and if you’re lucky enough to get a space (reserve well in advance), it’s also terrific for camping with kids. Check out my tips for planning your visit in the related posts and pages below. 
This post is part of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com
Related posts and pages:

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli
Author of Travels with Baby and the new Take-Along Travels with Baby
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Camels & Chocolate May 7, 2011 - 2:46 am

This makes me feel guilty as I've lived in California for nearly four years and have yet to make it to the trees you can drive/climb/walk through! We were in Mendocino once and started driving up the Lost Coast, but it is such a long drive that we only made it two hours and had to turn around and drive two hours back to Mendocino Village to make our dinner reservation!

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