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Cee’s “Which Way” Photo Challenge

I thought Roaring Camp in Felton, California was just a place for steam train rides through the Redwood forest. Thomas the Train visits annually in the summer and we visited years ago, but I had little to no memory of anything else besides the Thomas friends’ trains.

Recently I learned that Roaring Camp is a preserved setting of an 1880’s American logging town. It’s an experience of stepping back into time replete with blacksmithing, tent settlements, gold panning, wool spinning, candle making, a small schoolhouse, and steam trains chugging among the redwood trees. What a refreshing time it was to smell the trees, kick up dirt, and sit under the shade of acorn-filled trees. I had many Thoreau moments.

Here are some of my “Which Way” photos from Roaring Camp:

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The photo below is shared to show how realistic the costumed docents were in their tent abode. They blended in so naturally with their roles and setting that I almost believed they lived there. But looking around there wasn’t much evidence of their belongings, so I think it’s accurate to say they are dressed-up actors.

My imagination gets ahead of me sometimes.

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Costumed docents. The gentleman on the right calls himself “Cookie.” Maybe cause he’s the cook? Or does he love to eat cookies? Questions??? Questions???

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Writing and daydreaming have always been two of my favorite things to do. I've been an avid journal writer since junior high school. It was a way for me to survive the complex world of being a Korean-American female straddling two cultures. Journal writing continued through graduate school, but that luxury is now replaced with multitasking to raise and homeschool two young kids. As the self-proclaimed domestic C.E.O. of our home, personal reflection occurs mostly in my subconscious dreams, during solo grocery shopping runs, or when my husband Chris takes the kids to Costco for an afternoon trip.

12 thoughts on “Cee’s “Which Way” Photo Challenge

      1. And it’s all around us!!! It amazes me how creation is so beautiful and awe inspiring. Everything looks better with trees and flowers. And don’t get me started about fall leaves turning color. I hope you’re enjoying the transition to fall…

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment about the pictures!! It was a great outing!! Our family loved it. We rarely do big outings like this, and now we’re convinced we should do it more often. When we came home, we pooped out except the kids. Not surprising…they have energy for all of us.

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