Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Big Sur & Hwy 1

After our amazing breakfast at Hotel 1110, we hopped on Highway 1 to make the one hour trip from Monterey to Big Sur. Of course the trip was closer to 3 hours because every few feet we pulled off at a lookout point. 

The whole drive followed along the Pacific Coast, so just in case we hadn't had our fill at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we spotted tons of humpback whales. 

Once we finally arrived, we decided to take a quick hike along McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. 

Not much of a waterfall, but a seriously beautiful scene none the less. 

And if you ever visit the Big Sur, everyone knows that a must see spot is Nepenthe, made famous in part by Jack Kerouac's description in his book The Big Sur. 

"we go to Nepenthe which is a beautiful cliff top restaurant with a vast outdoor patio, with excellent  food, excellent waiters and management, good drinks, chess tables, chairs and tables to just sit in the sun and look at the grand coast…”

The sun was out by then so we sat outside on a "rail seat". 
Definitely, the best view in the house. 

And dear friends, do indulge in dessert. The triple berry pie with reaspberries, strawberries, and boysenberries was fantastic. I have got to figure out how to recreate it. 

After the most wonderful evening at the Beach and dinner at La Ventana, we returned to our home for the night...Big Sur Camping Cabins. I loved staying here. Beer and roasted marshmallows by the fire, cuddling in our doubles sleeping bag, and waking up the next morning to see the coastal redwoods looming overhead through our translucent roof. 

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