Big Sur

Big Sur is such a magical place and being able to drive up and down the CA-1 a few weekends ago has left me in complete awe of California beauty.  Having grown up here, I’ve always taken for granted the beautiful things you can see in this state.  I’d definitely say that Big Sur is the most gorgeous place in California.  Words can’t describe the emotions I felt seeing the vast ocean meeting the rugged coastline–and driving along this windy highway..the views just kept getting better and better.  The best way to put it is that I almost forgot to breathe at times.

Super clear day.
Just after crossing the Bixby Bridge, you can see it in the distance.
Always stopping.
Always stopping. I love the ocean.
Last Panoramic Shot.
Vast blue.

By far the best drive in the world. I can’t wait to return when the cliffs are all green.  After making our way into the woods, we stopped at Big Sur Bakery, a charming little bakery + restaurant tucked away off the 1.

Rustic charm.
Charming rustic bakery.
Bakery view outside.
Our view outside while we enjoy our afternoon snacks.
Pain au chocolat, Quiche & Earl Grey Chocolate Cake were our choices.
Pain au chocolat, Quiche & Earl Grey Chocolate Cake were our choices.
Sunny outdoor patio.
Sunny outdoor patio.
Adventure fuel.
Adventure fuel.

After breakfast, we headed for the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see McWay Falls.  Super easy hike, beautiful cove.

Turquoise water.
Turquoise water.
Panoramic shot.
Paradise.

On the other side of the vista point.
On the other side of the vista point.

We decided to lunch at Nepenthe after–definitely another spot worth checking out for the panoramic views!  Woodpeckers and blue jays live in these surrounding trees and will fly right up to your plate and steal a fry! Flighty thieves, they were.

View from our table.
Al fresco dining at its best!
Cheers to a memorable weekend in a magical place.
Cheers to an unforgettable weekend in a magical place. Be back soon!
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