Apr 18 2012 in Elly's Granddaughter by EllysGdaughter
My awesome Hubby and I did get away to Big Sur during my Spring Break as planned. At the last moment there was the possibility that my little sister had a cold and asked if maybe we didn’t want her to come and stay with 91-year-old Grandma. “Of course,” I said, “I want you to come but only if you feel up to it!” My other sister who is a nurse didn’t think it was such a good idea. Well, little sis came and enjoyed her five days with Grandma!
Everything went well for us, too. Our campsite on paper looked like disaster: first site from the main driveway, next to the place to pick up firewood, and next to the creek that was just down from Hwy 1. Ohhh, but it was perfect with none of the concerns listed! Quiet campsite, except for the rushing river and the people next to us with five kids were waaay too quiet to be norma.l We did do 10 miles of hiking the first day at Pfeiffer State Park. There were quite a number of folks visiting the park but it was comfortable. There was freedom in eating whenever we wanted and whatever we wanted.
The second day was spent at beaches: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls and Pfeiffer State Beach (purple sand) as well as Andrew Molera State Beach. We then spent our last day at Monterey Bay Aquarium enjoying all the wonderful fish, mammals, birds and people. By the time we got home, I had caught a really bad cold afterwards - must’ve been the people. My awesome Hubby decided we needed to spend the last night in a motel and we did. This was because of the windy, crazy Hwy 1 Road that we’d have to drive in the dark after our day in Monterey. It felt luxurious and the motel night watchman kept an eye on our truck and trailer parked right in front of the Motel. Thanks, Holiday Inn Express!! Our four-hour drive home was leisurely.
We jumped into Easter weekend feeling refreshed. Our schedule has been pretty busy ever since. We were very grateful for this getaway and are planning the next one.