How humbling to reset our technology driven selves with nature and to be surrounded by giant redwoods that are 2,000 years old. It’s amazing to think about all the things these trees have seen and just how important they are to our atmosphere. Coastal redwoods have been proven to capture more carbon dioxide than any tree on earth and are naturally resistant to harmful insects, disease and fire.
The forests in Northern California are breathtaking. We found a campsite in the middle of the redwood forest right next to a river and we shared the entire grounds with only one other camper. It was quiet, relaxing and just what I needed.
It was here that I saw Knox in a different way. He is just a year old, but he has already seen more than I could have hoped for him by this age. As I watched him walk around the forest, making his abrupt and random turns to explore something that caught his eye, I realized he is not a baby anymore and I made a promise to myself that we would continue exploring the great outdoors together. Nothing could mean more to me than for Knox to have a love and appreciation for nature and it’s creatures.