The trailer the day before the vintage trailer display. The campsites are wonderful and secluded so you think that you have the forest all to yourself.
Once camp was setup, we went to see this charming town. It is everything that one could ask for in a town that began in the late 1800’s. The major industry at that time was the railroads that put it on the map. Today, it caters to visitors with many places to eat and shop. It is also the home of the already mentioned Henry Cowell State Park and the equally interesting Roaring Camp Railroads.
We did not have an opportunity to ride the trains. A trailer show is a trailer show and we stay there to show off our trailers and to answer questions. However, every time the whistle blew, I wanted to run across the parking lot and hop a train. However, the state park staff did provide us dinner in the dining room of Roaring Camp so we got to see all the lucky people enjoying the train rides. Roaring Camp Railroads has two routes that visitors can take. One travels to Bear Mountain through redwood groves and the other takes visitors to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Both of them are on my list of things to do because I have a thing about trains.
|A few of the other trailers that shared the camp-out with us.|
Henry Cowell State Park is breathtaking. We were there for four days and it just wasn’t enough. The self-tour of the groves makes it easy for those of us with bad knees to enjoy the whole park at our leisure. Camping in the park takes you away from everyday stresses, as the forest seems to envelope you with the mystery of the past. I honestly can’t wait to go back and we are looking at next year for this adventure.
A few more pictures to share. It is impossible to take a bad picture.