I've always liked gigantic trees, I dunno why.
We visited the California Redwoods and saw a tree that was 19 feet in diameter, which is pretty damn big.
But it fascinates me that there can be a living creature, something that is alive just like us, that can be thousands of years old, hundreds of feet tall, and SO EFFING BIG: http://groveoftitans.com/photos/lost-monarch/
That's the Lost Monarch Tree in California, 26 feet in diameter.
I don't know why I like trees, I guess it's my hippie kind of thing, but when people make things like drive through trees where there're these massive trees then they just cut a big hole through it so you can drive through it and take a picture of your family and feel proud of myself, I'm just like WTF.
And there was this tree named Promethus, that was cut down in 1964, when they counted the rings and were like "Oh wait, this tree is over 4844 years old, born in about 2880 BC, thousands of years before Jesus and that predates the building of stonehenge. And in the space of a few minutes we just cut it down to fuel our stove here DURR HURR HURR :P"
Someday, I want to just go down to the Redwoods and just spend a few days down there just walking around and around down there, maybe go on a "solo" as my camp counselor called it, where you go somewhere by yourself for a few days and do nothing except think.
I'd like to do that, just fetch up beside some tree like The Lost Monarch tree, and stare up at it, and think, all by myself.
Jeez, I'm such a hippy, but I just get so unhappy when I hear about how we came to America, crossed to the other side and systemetically proceeded to rapidly try to cut down every huge tree there is in the world, never mind the fact that they'd been there since way before we discovered the Americas, that they'd been there since the fall of the Roman Empire and we just came and cut them down to make a railroad or something... :P
What do you think?