Our final two days in California, we finished our drive up out of Big Sur, starting the morning in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and visiting the “Sun Portal” at Pfeiffer Beach.
I kept pulling over again and again and again for pictures of the views. I couldn’t stop staring! It was so wonderful. Bixby Bridge was neat too.
We stayed overnight in Carmel and Nate loved the pool. It was WAY too cold for any sane person to want to swim, but he thought it was neato. We actually paid to do the 17 Mile Drive but after just having been to Yosemite and up the Pacific Coast Highway, it was a huge letdown.
Our last stop was in Santa Cruz, where I actually got to meet one of my fellow photographer friends – Melissa of Silver Tide Photography! We stopped by Natural Bridges and it was pretty. We checked out Santa Cruz a little bit, but headed back to our Airbnb rental to relax for our last night in California before our drive to the San Jose airport the next morning.
The trip was amazing. I relied heavily on TripAdvisor, RoadTrippers, Yelp, and personal recommendations. I hope to go back again to these locations – someday!
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