From the Redwoods to San Francisco we weren’t sure where to stop. In the morning we did another short trail walk through the Redwoods, then set off along the 101. Rylie was great in the car, after we tweaked our routing a bit over the last couple of days, making driving a bit more tolerable. There were not many sizeable towns along the drive, and going by our road map it was hard to tell what services were going to be found, or how big the town would actually be. I chose one, called Leggett, thinking it sounded big-ish, but when we arrived it was just a couple small buildings, one thankfully, was a gas station as we were super low. Figures, when you had your heart set on a McD’s breakfast sandwich.
Small as it was, its a good thing we stopped there because, we found the drive through tree, and because the local gas station attendant informed us of a good quality KOA campground and its location in Willits not too far away. And, so that’s where we ended up.
After we visited the drive through tree of course. Which, entailed a tiny, narrow, breath holding driveway that the trailer barely squeezed through, and Josh had to walk down to check out ahead of committing, just to prevent a possible sticky situation, where we could be jack knifed around a tree. The chandelier tree is 21 feet around, and 315 ft tall, and 2400 years old. And, someone in the 1920’s cut a hole in the poor thing. You CAN drive through it, though were clearly WAY too big.
We had a lovely picnic lunch down by the tree, Rylie met a new friend, and we hung out in the sunshine and chatted with pretty much everyone who was there. It’s kinda odd, but everyone has been very friendly with us so far.
Willits, a town we’d never heard of, and nearly missed seeing altogether, had a very interesting and all “inclusive” KOA, complete with EVERYTHING. Pool, petting zoo, splash park, 3 playgrounds, a dog park, a fishing hole, go carts, mini golf, bike rentals, frisby golf, haunted house, arcade, tee pee’s, cabins to rent…. the list goes on and on. It was fairly busy with festivities planned for Halloween weekend, and the sun was shining. Yay.