“Dropping my head back, I peer up at the sky. Topping three hundred feet, the redwoods seem to be omniscient, clairvoyant giants arrowing toward the heavens, overlooking the land. What do you see that I can’t? Where do I go from here?

Suleika Jaouad

Between Two Kingdoms

We spent four nights at the Hidden Springs Campground, Redwood National Park. It’s chilly here in the mornings but not as chilly as it was along the Pacific Coast. Today the temperature is supposed to reach 30C but we’re not feeling that given the shade under these massive trees.

Our site is number 9, right across from a bathroom and shower building. Despite that this is a very private campsite as in nobody can see us from the road.

The weather is warming up here and I’m writing this post as Krista is doing some writing of her own. We’ve found ourselves gaining a lot of insight into who we are and where we go from here. Our talks at night around the campfire are talks I will treasure always. It’s refreshing and freeing to have someone in your life you can be honest with , someone who loves you without conditions or expectations that you have to be someone you’re not to be loved.

Of all the wonderful things we’ve seen and experienced so far, the level of intimacy is by far the most cherished part of our journey.

Today we’re heading to Lake Tahoe for some more camping as we head south to the border with Mexico.