In addition to the Mendocino Coast, we ventured to see the Redwoods and ride the famous Skunk Train and even rail biked which was just as fun as it looked! You can tell I was a bit more relaxed at the tail end of this trip and these are more iPhone photos. I was done with my outfit shoots and just wanted to enjoy the time. But, I still want to share some of these photos because really, this blog is like my dairy of memories too – AND you can still have a sense of how much fun this was!
The Redwoods has an underground system similar to nut grass, they are all connected. Kind of like nut grass or Bermuda grass.
Rail Biking on Skunk Train’s Rail
OK, now the photos I have of our rail biking on Skunk Train’s rails, I must apologize, I was really enjoying it and hardly took and photos (but did take IG videos). So I asked my mom to send me the photos she had and so here we go – I am so thankful for them!
Here’s also a tip – careful where you put your phone. Benjamin lost his phone on the tracks and thankfully one of the riders of the company who rides in the back, found it! It’s his job to check the track for any dropped items and he certainly did his job and saved the day!
It was soooooo lovely – just so fun and easy. It is battery powered so you hardly have to pedal.
This is when Benjamin asks if I’ll take a photo him in a smoked out redwood tree (use to store food).
IG stories –
Skunk Train through the Redwoods
Of course we had to actually ride the world-famous Skunk Train! You can hop on at Fort Bragg, or Willits – which is where we hopped on. We did see the boarding at Fort Bragg but with our constant travels we decided to keep driving and jump on in small town, Willits.
I was just truly enjoying the ride and stood in the observation car and just enjoyed myself. Benjamin came over and asked if I was thinking about business. Nope. Just enjoying myself without a care in the world.
Some videos just to show you when we jumped off and the cute little guy playing the accordion.
Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree
Dad really does find the coolest things to do, haha! Chandelier Drive-Thru tree is famous and on a private property. You pay $10 and get to drive through the tree, just once! Remember that not all cars will fit – so not lifted trucks. Most SUVs, but just be careful!
A 2400 year old tree! Wow!
And that’s it through the Redwoods! Thanks for joining us and thanks Dad for planning a great family vacation! We made some great memories and I think you and mom have more energy than us. I hope you all get to experience the same spots we did one day, and I hope to return.
For more information, links and where we went in Fort Bragg in Mendocino County:
- Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree
- Skunk Train through the Redwoods
- Rail Biking (available across the country!)
- Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
- Mendocino Main Street (shops and restaurants)
- Glass Beach
- Canoeing down Big River with Catch a Canoe
- 101 Things to do in Mendocino
See Part One of the Fort Bragg Mendocino County Coastal Photo tour! You can see the Glass Beach, canoeing, Main Street, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the Mendocino Coast!
Diana Elizabeth has finally peeled herself off the couch and is feeling better post deviated septum surgery. It only took a week but the worst is over. She has been organizing and labeling and would love to show you and needs to take photos but she’s incredibly crazy about styling so that’s the dilemma. Tell her to get over it.