After several canceled vacations, the mermaid and I finally got away and tried to put the pandemic behind us. Our destination: the tall trees of California, Pacific Redwoods, and Sequoias. These trees are among the oldest living things on earth with some Sequoias clocking in at almost 2,200 years old. But first we had to get there, and that meant flying to California.
The mermaid, although quite adapted to the Atlantic Ocean, has had a lifelong fear of California and the possibility of earthquakes. But with so much happening around us, she agreed to cast her fears aside and visit the “left-coast.”
Our starting point was San Francisco, a beautiful city that has been under siege the last two years with an overabundance of homeless. When