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 Ode To The Mighty Redwoods 

It was early spring a few years back, and almost dusk in northern California, near its border with the state of Oregon. The Pacific Ocean was close by. I could feel its cooling breeze. I was tired from driving all day, but my wife said, “We’re getting close. Keep going.” 

 Ode To The Mighty Redwoods 

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It was early spring a few years back, and almost dusk in northern California, near its border with the state of Oregon. The Pacific Ocean was close by. I could feel its cooling breeze. I was tired from driving all day, but my wife said, “We’re getting close. Keep going.” 

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