Saturday, September 29, 2012

Grandfather Tree Stop

Continuing on our Northern California drive, we suddenly came across this interesting novelty shop right off the highway.

Big signs and colorful characters in the front grab passers-by like me.

Some mornings I feel like the bear on the right needing coffee.

More painted wood carvings are situated in the garden and you can see the store nestled all the way in the background.

But, the main attraction on this stop is the Grandfather Tree.
Can you believe this tree is 1,800 years old?
It was just a seedling in the year 200 A.D.?!

This is the full height of the Grandfather Tree, but it's more like a Great-Great-Great-Great-Great,...Grandfather Tree.

Here is a bear that works for a living.

Seating for the whole family.

The novelty shop sells various touristy items, wood carvings, plants, ...etc.
It was worth a stop if you happen to drive through the Redwood Highway.

- Karen


rainfield61 said...

But who we are in 200A.D.

eileeninmd said...

Love the big old tree. All the bears are cute. Nice stop.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love finds like that. What a wonderful old tree and interesting shop.

Jenny Woolf said...

They're attractive photos and the place would have grabbed me too. That is a really cool name, because it makes you want to find out what a grandfather tree is.

eastcoastlife said...

1800 years old! WOW. This looks like a fun place to visit. You should have sat in the Goldilocks chair and pose for a photo. :P

Anonymous said...

What an amazing tree, love the carvings true!

Jana said...

great idea tha wooden sculptures! thanks forthis forest tour...wish you lovely new week!

lina said...

Where's Goldilocks? xD

Arti said...

Now thats some place! Could spend a whole day there!
The tree indeed does look very old and I loved those seats for the whole family! Have a fabulous week ahead :) said...

There are some amazing old trees in that neck of the woods. I just love the bear with the coffee. Fun shot.