When we were asked by a couple good friends to join them for a quick camping trip in Big Sur, it took us all of one second to mark it on the calendar. Any excuse to spend time with Seth and Monica Hines and their two dogs is a good one, and spending a couple of days in Big Sur was icing on the cake. The Hines’ lived in Seattle while we lived there and moved to San Francisco a few months before we began traveling.
Big Sur is a California staple. With nearly 90 miles of coastline, this area of the Central Coast contains some of the most incredible beaches, cliffs, groves and mountains I’ve ever seen.
Our first night was spent enjoying some incredible “camp” food that Seth meticulously put together, catching up on the past few months and planning our next day.
We slept in the next morning and headed up the road for a nice hike in the woods with the gang and the two viszlas. After a couple hours and some good elevation gains, we headed down to Pfeiffer Beach to get some sand and saltwater. We played some frisbee, threw a few many sticks for the dogs and snapped a bunch of photos.
Our second night ended a little sooner than the first and the next morning we were back on the road home.
The drive to Fresno from Big Sur should have taken around 3 hours, but with some intense fog, amazing coastline, a beach full of seals and a stop back in St Louis Obispo, we turned that into an 8-hour adventure.
A couple of days in Big Sur was a much needed getaway and spending it with an amazing couple and two rad dogs made it even better.