I blogged last night looking for ideas for my road trip to the USA and just want to say a big thank you to everyone who responded. I have all sorts of offers from simple advice to offers from people wanting to give up their time to show me around even offering me a place to stay! I will reply to you all, there is a lot of you 😀 , once I get my timings sorted out and see what my long suffering wife will put up with along the road. She’s being a star about it all so far.
What a great thing the bonsai community is. It never ceases to amaze me what kindness is out there. It’s one of the main reasons I keep blogging. Thank you all.
This is a shout out to all those who follow along over on the West coast of the United States.
I’m over on holiday this May/June starting off in LA and then travelling north with a final stop in Seattle. I have a basic route showing my stops below. I think the only one missing is Pismo Beach.
I was hoping to pick your brains about good ‘tree places’ on my travels. That’s big trees, old trees and of course small trees.
There are so many places for sequoia/redwoods that I’m bamboozled! At the moment it looking like Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon as my stops. I had hoped to make it over to see the Bristlecone Pines but the timings look to have made that difficult bar a driving all night type scenario.
I’m stopping to see the old Monterrey Cypresses at where else… Monterey.
I’m hoping to stop with Michael Hagedorn on my trip and I’m staying at Bonsai Mirai for a few nights. Pacific Rim Bonsai Museum and Bonsai Northwest are on my final leg.
What am I missing guys?
Is there anything between San Francisco and Sun River? I have a little more flexibility there to fit more in 🙂
I’m open to suggestions in the comments section or send me a private message via email to email@example.com.