Thursday, September 13, 2012

Big Sur Sunset

Back from vacation. I've been tirelessly looking through photos! We took so many! We just spent a wonderful week driving up the coast of California, through Big Sur, up to Montery, Gilroy, Pebble Beach, San Francisco, and Muir Woods. It was wonderful! A much needed vacation.
The drive through Big Sur was breathtaking. The drive follows the 101 Pacific Coast Highway. Taking the extra time to stray from the heavily traveled Highway 5 is very much worth the added hours! The long two lane winding road along coastline of central California is amazing. The mountains come right up to the edge of the coast and plummet down to the ocean. At most points the clouds are below you and it makes you feel like you're in the sky. Everything feels so quiet.

Gilroy, Ca

We stayed in Gilroy, Ca for a few nights. It's the sweetest little town outside of Montery and the garlic capital of the world! We bought some delicious garlic infused olive oil and pesto. There was garlic as far as the eye could see. And the air did have a distinct garlic aroma.

Our next stop was the Laguna Seca Raceway for the Rolex Reunion Race. It's held at an equally beautiful location. It was a day filled with car watching and a very excited husband!

After the race and the Pebble Beach car show we made our way up to San Francisco to see the sites!


Coit Tower
San Francisco view from the Coit Tower
Visiting Muir Woods was an amazing experience. The Redwoods were just extraordinary. It was so quiet and peaceful. So majestic. It felt like you were walking through a sanctuary of trees that was hundred and hundreds of years in the making. Muir Woods was hands down one of my favorite parts of the trip.

Me with a Redwood
Muir Woods


  1. Looks like a great trip! Byron and I want to come visit y'all. Miss and love you both!

    1. We would LOVE to have you guys visit!! You're welcome any time! <3