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Big Sur’ing

March 25, 2014

Hi friends!  Greetings from sunny Big Sur!

Some of my favorite posts to look back on are the ones from our travels.  I love being able to trace the days—what we did, things we saw, places we ate…it’s so much fun to have a little travelogue to look back on!

So, for posterity’s sake, here’s some of what we’ve been doing here in Big Sur.

We actually flew into Monterey, California.  We were hoping to spent the afternoon and evening there on Saturday, but our flights were pushed back so far that we ended up getting to our hotel room at 10:30 pm and just crawling into bed and crashing.  The next morning, however, we got to explore a little, and also went to the world famous Monterey Aquarium, which is worth all the hype (and steep admission price):

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Beautiful!

With that, we were on our way south—ready for Big Sur!  I’ve driven the Pacific Coast Highway before, on a roadtrip with my gal pals.  Even though I’d driven it before, it still took my breath away.  That stretch of highway has to be the prettiest in the country—we had to be careful not to veer off the road, taking in all of the amazing views!

We stopped along the way to take pictures at some look-out points—it’s just too hard not to!

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Once we got checked into our Big Sur hotel (ahhhhhmazing), we headed out for a hike—gotta take advantage of our time while we’re here!  On Sunday afternoon, we “hiked” to McWay Falls—I call it a “hike” because it’s really nothing more than a short walk on a paved path.  But the path pays off with one of the prettiest views in Big Sur—a waterfall cascading directly to the beach below:

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Just across the highway, we also started on the Ewoldsen Trail—a trail that took us through beautiful redwood forest:

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Continuing our hikes, yesterday (Monday), we explored Andrew Molera State Park, which had a nice variety—one easy, relatively short trail led to a stunningly rugged beach (which we explored for about an hour); another one took us high to a bluff, which gave us a beautiful panoramic view:

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And that brings us to…today! Today, we explored Pfeiffer Falls, in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.  Again, amazing views!

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We also ate a picnic lunch a Pfeiffer Beach—same name, different spot.  This beach was small, but really dramatic—waves crash through huge rock formations and cliffs.  Pretty incredible.

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As you can tell…we’ve been enjoying ourselves. Winking smile  We thought long and hard about where we wanted to go for this trip, knowing that trips like this with just the two of us will probably be very few and far between for the next, oh, eighteen years.  I think Big Sur was the perfect choice—we’ve been able to relax (yay, naps!), but also get out and hike all morning.  It really has been the perfect blend of active and lazy.  Smile 

Hope you’re having a good week!  I’ll be back to check in before we leave…sadly, tomorrow is our last full day.  Sigh.

And in case you’re wondering…yep, we really, really, really, REALLY miss Lila.  Although word on the street is that she hasn’t asked about us once, haha.  I think she’s having so much fun with Honey and CooCoo, she didn’t even notice we’ve been gone.  Smile

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2014 11:58 pm

    Ahhh…These look much better than my hikes through Lafayette. HA. Looks like a blast!

    • March 26, 2014 12:32 am

      We were actually saying that one of the hikes reminded us a little bit of Turkey Run!

  2. itzyskitchen permalink
    March 26, 2014 12:45 am

    Gorgeous! Enjoy every darn minute

  3. March 26, 2014 1:27 pm

    Those pictures are amazing! Enjoy :)

  4. April 1, 2014 6:26 pm

    Yes, we had a fantastic time with our sweet little granddaughter! She is so sweet and so much fun, we’re really missing her now that she’s gone home. I’m glad your trip was so amazing. You both are such great parents and great teachers, too; I know it was nice to have a break ! This was a win-win situation, and I hope we can repeat it many times!

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