As promised, here are some pictures and updates from Big Sur. What a weekend that was! Wish it had been much longer. We set out in the morning in a hail of wind and crappy weather. I was worried that this crappy weather would follow us all the way to Big Sur, ruining all our plans, but the truth of the matter is, San Francisco happens to be a tad tempermental. As soon as we got out of the city, the sky cleared and our way ahead was bathed in wonderful sunshine. For those of you traveling from the city to Big Sur, stick to the Highway 1 route. It takes a little longer to get to Big, but the view is beautiful. The road hugs the coast all throughout, and you can stop the car in numerous stops to get some wonderful pictures. Like the ones below.
This was a coffee place we stopped by before entering the highway, and I just had to have a picture! An actual train engine, converted into a cafe. How quirky is that?
Our first stop was the Glen Oaks Cabins where we stayed the night. Although I was a tad wary of the reviews (great place, but really thin walls and hard beds), I was pleasantly surprised and relieved to find out that individual experiences are different, and mine were fantabulous. Our cabin was clean, with modernistic decor that was completely made up of recycled materials! The bathroom floors were heated, which was awesome, especially the next morning. The bed was super comfortable, and we crashed as soon as our heads touched the pillows, and there was not a disturbance in sight or sound. It was perfect.
Few pictures of our room, for those of you who might be interested to stay here sometime.
Our first stop, after checking-in and filling our stomachs, was to spend the day at the Pfeiffer Beach. We wanted to catch the sunset, have some wine, and just relax. I think the pictures do better job at describing the beauty and calm of the beach than my words ever could.
The next day we decided to hike. Being that I’m pretty much a newbie at hikes, we decided to take the easiest hike Big Sur had to offer. The McWay Falls hike at the Julia Pfeiffer State Park. The trail was flat and short, and for those of you who aren’t avid hikers, this would be your place to start. It’s a good warm-up to the enormous feats of strength and agility you will have to display on the more challenging hikes that follow this one. (Although my version of challenging could possibly be far far different than yours. I’m what you call an avid work-couch person. I like to watch work-out videos from the comfort of my couch and revel in the joy of having worked out at least some part of my body. In this case, my eyes and my brain.)