We took a four day weekend and met our friend Mike and Nikki Trionfo, and Nikki’s parents and younger siblings, at the Lava Beds National Monument in Northern Calinfornia. We camped, explored lava flows and caves, and learned some geology. Isaac enjoyed playing in the dirt most. We also drove over to the coast and camped amongst the Redwoods our last night there. In the morning we hiked “Damnation Trial” through the forest and down to the ocean. It was a beautiful hike (don’t let the name fool you)! We had a blast, and of course, we have pictures.