Jade Cove: Wednesday in Big Sur
Greetings! We’re about to call it a night—our last one here in Big Sur. Sigh. I’m sad that our trip is coming to an end…although I am *very* excited about seeing our sweet kiddo tomorrow. Travel is definitely a different experience after you have kids—I had so much fun relaxing on this trip and reconnecting with Ryan as two adults (as opposed to MaMa and DaDa ), but I’m so ready to get back and be with Lila again. A part of me really has felt kind of…well, empty without her.
But. That being said—this trip has been awesome and we’ve enjoyed every second of it. Today, we booked massages at the hotel spa—perfect timing, as the morning was gray and rainy. Apparently this was the first bout of rain Big Sur had seen in quite some time, but honestly, we didn’t mind—it was great spa weather!
After our morning at the spa, however, we *were* ready for some action this afternoon, so we headed out on a drive. We started off without a real goal in mind, just out and about, exploring the beautiful pacific highway:
…but we found ourselves at Jade Cove, a beach spot famous for its jade rocks and beachcombing treasures. The hike down to the beach was actually a little treacherous—the trails were pretty muddy from the earlier rain:
But once we got down there, it was worth it—beautiful views, and lots of beach for exploring!
Poor Ryan—I can literally beachcomb for HOURS, so he basically had to drag me out of there.
All in all, it was an amazing final afternoon for our trip. The sun came out as the afternoon wore on, and we headed back along the highway for one final beautiful drive:
I don’t think I could ever get sick of that view.
That’s it for California for us—next time I talk to you, we’ll probably be back in the Southland.