we had plans to travel to the east coast fall through a couple of times now. I think we lack the incentive to follow through, really. But a trip west is shaping up fast. We are planning a trip to CA coast, somewhat northern. Two of our three kids are meeting at the beach for a week, and have invited us to join them. seeing grandkids together and grown children together trumps all else, so of course we will gladly go! Then my brother and his wife have just finished rebuilding a home from the Lake Isabella fires, and we want to stop and see them, with a housewarming gift! Somewhere in this trip, I long to camp in the redwoods. We have a forest service map, and are pouring over it for days, picking just the right spot. Have decided to disperse camp around either trail of 100 Giants, or dome rock or a little east around the Freeman Creek Grove. This is a new frontier for us, although I spoke to a very helpful forest service person today. We hope to avoid the weekend and find a good spot among the giants. suggestions welcome!