Day Trip to Big Sur

A couple weekends ago we decided to hop in the car and drive over to Big Sur.  Actually that sounds a little too carefree than how it really went down, that’s because we have a toddler and she can be tricky.  But I like saying we hopped in the car and drove, doesn’t that sound spontaneous?  I love this stage in life, in fact I have moments where I tear up because this little girl of mine is growing up so fast!!  But that spontaneity is something I look forward to when we retire, and I’m pretty pumped I get to do that with my favorite person.

While in Big Sur went to see McWay Falls which I highly recommend seeing.  I mean a waterfall that falls into the sand, can that be more magical!?  We ate at Nepenthe which has amazing views and it was great weather to eat outside.  Nola is known to spill water while out to eat so eating outside is our preference these days.  On the way home we saw some condors and a eagle.  Being naive to bird knowledge I thought an eagle sighting was neater than a condor, however that’s not the case at all.  Condors are endangered and in the 80’s there were only 20 in the world!  Learning new something everyday.

You could spend days at Big Sur camping and hiking, but if you plan just a couple of things to do it also can be a great day trip.  I should mention a lot of the lookout’s are from a cliff so it’s not necessarily a relaxed activity with a toddler.  But we usually had her in the ergo or having a death grip on her (she likes to wonder on her own these days testing her independence).

Here’s some photos of the day if you care to see:

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