adventurous weekend.

Weekends are something I always look forward to. As a matter of fact, thinking about it really gets me through the work week. By the time it’s Wednesday, I feel exhausted.

It’s been a while since we last played along the Big Sur area, so G suggested we go hiking along the coast. Well before noon, we had already made a couple of detours and lounged on the beach. Below are some snapshots of our recent adventure.

The phenomenal Bixby Bridge nestled along the cliffs of Highway 1 looks amazing even bright and early in the morning. It’s incredible how a man made structure still stands here even after many years of wear and tear.

A windy road down to the shore and a slight hike to the beach, and then it was pure beauty. The views from where I was lounging was unbelievable. I could have really spent all day relaxing *cough* sleeping *cough*on the beach, but I wanted to get a couple of hikes in before day’s end.

We then headed to explore more of Julia Pheiffer Burns State Park. More specifically, I really wanted to see the picturesque McWay Falls. Everybody’s photos always look so stunning, so I had to see it for myself. …and it’s just as it portrays in photos, gorgeous!

Ocean views will always be my favorite type of hikes, but G thought it would be fun to head up the mountainside. Great suggestion on her part because it was so much fun. It was tiring, but a great place to get some fresh air. Hiking this shady trail reminded how beautiful the forest floor can be, minus the poison oak, of course.

After playing  along the Central California Coast, I was having withdrawals from our normal stomping grounds. I love the cold beach weather out in the Half Moon Bay area. Seriously, it’s one of the best feelings ever – sitting in chilly overcast weather and cold breeze blowing in your face.

Yup, there you have it – an adventurous weekend. (Teresa and Ann: Fine! I tend to go out MOST weekends. Not all.)

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13 responses to “adventurous weekend.

  1. lovely photos…i so need to get out more. we used to go down to Big Sur all the time…sigh jealous?

    • don’t be jealous; you were just in hawaii. LOL. you guys should make a trip down there. we’re not that far from there. we’re lucky that we live so close to such beautiful places.

  2. mjmarmo

    Wow – so pretty!~

  3. G

    Fun times. Haha my socks are ridiculous.

  4. Teresa

    Okay, Okay you guys deserve to have wonderful adventurous weekends. You have to put up with all us crazy shoppers during the week. Keep going ’cause I totally enjoy all your amazing pictures. It is great for us lazy folk, we can get all the enjoyment without all the exercise. The socks are a total fashion statement!!

  5. Gorgeous photos!!!! Looks like an amazing place!!!!!

  6. Amazing photos!! It makes me miss California so much (and miss the flight benefits that I used to use to get there). Hopefully Nate and I can make a trip sometime soon. Until then, I’ll live vicariously through your photos and stories 🙂

  7. audreypettit

    Wow! What stunning photos! They make me soooo home sick! There’s nothing like the California coast. 🙂 Happily, though, I’ll be checking out the coast line from the other side of the country this weekend. It’s not the same, but hey……it’s the ocean!

  8. Emily w

    Gorgeous pictures!!

  9. Great photos! Looks like FUN! 🙂

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