From Crescent City we drove along the coast and through the Redwood National Park proper. We stopped for a hike at Big Tree.
And then we saw some Elk pigging out in a field…
And then we checked out Arcata, CA. A fun fact that not many people know… at the end of my Sophomore year of college I was convinced I was moving to Arcata. I had never been there before, and knew practically nothing about it. I just had this grand vision in my head of taking a break from school, and living solo in the coastal Northern California town… living on a variety of sugary cereals like Capt’n Crunch and Golden Grahams. That was my dream. I often checked out the Arcata Plaza Cam here. So, when we arrived in Arcata, I felt like I knew it a little bit already. In case you were wondering, I never moved to Arcata… though I did take that semester off from college. The Plaza looked exactly as I remembered it from the Plaza Cam. It was a little exciting
We walked around a bit and then checked out a theater that was having a sci-fi movie night. There was a technical issue with the movie that was suppose to be playing that Ben really wanted to see, so we watched a bit of the alternate movie and then decided to head out to find a camp.