On our way home from Dee Dee's wedding, we stopped with Shannon and John a half hour south of Fortuna to walk Rockefeller Loop. The hike is short and easy, and the grove? It's magic. If you've never been to The Redwoods before you can't possibly comprehend how fresh and lovely the forest smells. And because of the duff on the forest floor and the cool damp lushness of such dense forest, there is a quiet that envelops you like an embrace. You feel as if you are in a reverent place. On hallowed ground and perhaps we were after all, the giants in these forests are ancient and carry the wisdom of many years gone by. Their roots have long forged deep throughout Earth's history.