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Avenue of the Giants

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You know, I have done countless adventures in California and with the few places I’ve been to, being surrounded with these redwood trees in the Avenue of the Giants was the ONLY, ONLY place where I have COMPLETELY felt like I was in a different world. Enchanted Forest. The first thing that came to my mind was if we were still on earth. One minute we were just driving on the coast, and next thing we know, we entered this beautiful road. If there is one place where I completely mute out my surroundings and lost in thoughts, it would be this place. I was deep in an enchanted forest. Deep in my imagination where the only thought in my head: I was a lost fairy in this magical enchanted forest. The cold misty fog, the lush greenery of the moss and endless clovers with just the sound of birds singing and cracking branch of the tall redwood trees, how can I not get lost by its beauty?

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Summer 2016, we have finally made our way up to the Avenue of the Giants. And this roadtrip happens to be one of the highlights of my Summer last year. I could not ask for a better time to come to this part of California. The gloomy weather and just the right amount of cold breeze just had me fell even more deeply, madly in love with California. As we were driving to the road of the Pacific Coast Highway, I just knew we were getting further up North where these giant babies are about to greet us. The fog became thicker and as we made our way up, the trees started to get bigger and taller.

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This 31 mile scenic drive of the Avenue of the Giants is a portion of Highway Coast 101. I believe they now call this the Route 254. The road is well maintained by the State. I remember we weren’t able to finish the 31 miles but boy did we make it count. There are a lot of activities you could do here, camping, hiking, go on a cable car through this forest and see the trees from above. Coming back here again to go camping and driving thru on one of the drive thru tree just made it in our bucketlist. I just can’t. Just imagine camping here surrounded with these skyscrapers? I can’t even.

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Not to get confuse, the redwood trees and the sequoias are just the same. But compare to the General Sherman, the redwood trees are much taller while General Sherman is much bigger in diameter. Mind you, these trees can only be seen in California. Seriously, guys, bucket list worthy!

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Pacific Coast Highway is the best road I have ever been on, but Avenue of the Giants tops everything on my list. It is by far the most memorable road I have ever been. If you have never been here, I suggest you put this place right now in your bucket list. These redwood trees really had my mind blown. It amazes me how little I felt around them and how it gave me an ultimate feeling of being in whole other world.

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What is one place you have been to that gave you the ultimate feeling of being in a completely different world? Let me know on the comment below!

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