The Bay Area had a record-breaking heat over the weekend so we decided to drive down the coast to Big Sur. Just exactly what my stressed self and injured knees needed -- driving along winding roads, crossing old bridges, blue blue skies, all that nature.
Two of my favorite road trip buddies - my cousin Bill and his sweet little dog Red. Our trips often include random singing in the car and eating junk food (mostly Cheetos).
We found this hippie-bus-turned-roadside-store along way and I had to take pictures. Right behind this bus is a river and there were a bunch of women with colorful skirts hula-hopping and dancing. It looked straight right out of a Summer of Love movie.
Our final destination was this restaurant perched high on a cliff in Big Sur. The view from there is absolutely amazing -- you can see both the redwood forest and the ocean. Definitely worth the visit even just for the view alone.
Sunset along the Pacific coast...ah, so beautiful it makes your heart ache.
I will always, always love this side of California.