No, not literally. Bubba remains fully in tact. This is a story about a road trip.
When we last left Bubba the zucchini, he had just been safely buckled into his seat in the back of the car. Everyone had settled in for a long drive:
Our first stop was to visit my friend, Cindy, and her donkeys.
Unfortunately, Bubba took one look at Chop, the donkey, licking her chops:
and Mike totally giving him the hungry eye:
...and he promptly refused to leave the trailer steps:
He kept muttering something about no way and no how becoming someone's tasty treat.
After we left Cindy's farm, and Bubba was breathing easier, we drove south into California. The clouds parted, the sun shone and the temperature rose to the upper 60's. We found a little spot of paradise (and a great campsite) in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Here's the view from our trailer door:
Bubba immediately pulled out his beach chair to get a bit of sun:
Roxy, my farm pup, quickly joined him:
We took walks through the giant redwoods:
It's impossible not to be in total awe when walking through an old growth redwood forest:
Since we're from Oregon, we easily admit to being tree huggers. Here's my man, Jim, hugging one of his favorites:
Of course, Bubba, who looks up to Jim, then had to have his picture taken with the redwoods, too:
One beautiful, sunny afternoon, we drove to the Trees of Mystery, a place both Jim and I hadn't been since we were small:
Bubba and Paul Bunyon hit it off immediately:
We took a tour through the gift shop where Bubba enjoyed hamming it up:
I thought he was awfully brave to get so close to Bigfoot:
This poor gift shop dog didn't quite know what to do with the friendly zucchini and avoided eye contact at all cost:
Bubba was very helpful on the trip, even offering to drive at times:
He insisted on stopping at the beach in Crescent City, California:
Time flew by so quickly. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the farm:
Let me be the first to say, if you ever have the opportunity to travel with a giant zucchini, don't pass it up. You were an excellent road trip companion, Bubba!: