On the road - Day 1

Trip Start May 31, 2011
Trip End Jun 23, 2011

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What I did
Driving from Windsor CA or Eureka CA

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Today we drove from where we spent our first night in Windsor to Eureka California. The drive was very windy so my travel sickness was in full affect. Our Dodge charger doesn't handle the road like our Subaru so I struggled and because I struggled, I gave Danny the shits. Either way, the drive through the Redwoods was amazing. They are huge trees and they are everywhere. There was so many lumbar yards, it's just not even funny. 

Besides the redwoods and the amazing drive, we managed to catch a few little attractions. 

The Chandelier Tree in Leggett, CA is a tree you can drive through - barely. We had to close the mirrors on the car and go through at 2kms an hour but it was definitely a sight to see. The tree itself is 315ft tall, 2ft wide and a max of 2400 years old. From memory, the were carved out to allow wagons to pass through many, many years ago. I don't believe there are many left in the country and you can understand why with the big hole in the base and all.

Another stop was the teeny-tiny town of Navarro with it's 67 residents. We stopped at the general store which had some very interesting carved statues which were carved by a local artist. We quickly found out that carved statues were high popular in all the towns along the Redwood Hwy.

We passed a stop called Legend of Bigfoot. I didn't get much of a chance to ask many questions but there were some great items made from wood, all of which I desperately wanted but doubted they'd be allowed in the country at customs. 

It's great what you find on the road, which was the whole point of this trip.

Just in case I can't do it, I am having a flurry of issues with loading pictures via the apad. I have managed to get them onto myfacebook, so am hoping I'll be able to link the 2 up somehow. If not, it will just a lovely surprise when we get home.
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manda2010 on

You will not have any problems bringing in wooden crafts at customs. If the wood is raw (unvarnished) you may have an issue but you're in America not Africa or Asia - having said that I was able to bring in wood items from Africa so if you want it buy it.

Di on

Ohh what a great trip! When buying wood the only things you won't be able to bring in is wood that have little holes in them that a bug may have made ( borers) so look out for that but otherwise buy!!!

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