Tuesday, July 14, 2015

California Living: A Day at Big Sur

We made it to California! And we finally have wifi so I can blog about it! It's been a long couple of weeks. Victor made the long drive from New Jersey and met me in Utah, and then we drove both cars to California. Victor's mom was with us that first week which was a total lifesaver with the baby. I don't know what we would have done without her. 

During the time of house hunting and such, we had some time to explore the area a little before Victor started school and before his mom left. We had a great day heading to Big Sur and getting a taste of it. Can't wait to go back! It was so beautiful. 

We had lunch at Nepenthe--such beautiful views and yummy food. Then we did the short but sweet hike to McWay Falls. 
 After that we decided to check out Pfeiffer Beach since reviews said how awesome it was. And for California, it was the prettiest beach I've been to, but Okinawa sure spoiled us and we were like, yeah this is ok. And I will never get used to how cold the water is!
^^Can someone please explain to me why these things are all the rage these days?^^
 ^^Before the water came in to freeze our toes^^
^^and after. Yeah, it's cold^^

We are excited to be in this area of the country. We have a lot on our list of things to see so we are looking forward to our time here. And I sure am loving the fact that my husband is on a student schedule so we see him so much more than when we were in Okinawa. So happy about that. So stay tuned for more adventures!


  1. Pretty views! I didn't think I would ever see j sad near water.

  2. Beautiful hikes and beaches even if the water is cold. I'm glad you now live within driving distance. :-)

  3. Maybe we should start stacking rocks on the Okinawa beaches and move that trend over here???

  4. I think we are going to try and road trip to CA this fall to visit my mom and sister. They are in Camarillo and Santa Barbara but we also want to drive up to coast to Monterey and Big Sur. After seeing these pictures, I'm even more excited!

  5. At least in the hiking world those rock piles are called "cairns" (pronounced Karen). The signify the correct path, trail or destination. You can see them a lot in Southern Utah for tricky trails and unmarked paths.