I can't believe it's been a week since the scout. I know I've mentioned it before, but I really like the people we have working on this movie. I'm glad too, because there's no better way to find out just how "cool" everybody is than pile them into a van and have them drive 1500+ miles over a weekend.
One of the places we checked out (again) was the Trees of Mystery in Klamath, CA. The prologue of Love in the Time of Monsters takes place there, and the owners have been kind enough to share it with us. Right off Highway 101, it's most famous for the 49ft tall statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox out in front. I mean, if you were driving by and saw THIS, wouldn't you stop?
Made from wood, stucco and chicken wire, Babe was built in 1950 and Paul B. was built in 1961. Apparently the original Bunyan was built in 1946, but was destroyed by storms at some point. That's a piece of American history right there! In addition, you can take the "sky trail" which gets you great views of the forest and Pacific Ocean and visit the End of the Trail Museum, which is one of the largest collections of Native American historical artifacts in the world.
We are so excited to be shooting in such an awesome place. If you ever get a chance to stop by, you should definitely take the opportunity. If you want to learn about the ToM, check out the link to the right under "Locations."
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