‘ the redwoods will look at you with a
look of always’ – Henry Miller
Lodging: a tent by the stream in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
What we ate: stopped by the santa monica farmers market on the way our which provided fresh delicious food for almost every meal. The post hike peach juice rolling down my chin made me feel like a kid. The few times we weren’t stream side using my new camping stove (which I’m extra excited about) we went into town. On our way in we ate some DELICIOUS appetizers at Nepenthe and on the way out we stopped by Big Sur Bakery for a sandwich, coffee and took a pastry to go. YUM!
Who we met: A few laid back locals who have so much love for where they live. One had just finished working on the Sean Parker wedding that took over big sur ( shame ). She was extremely unimpressed by it all, which made me like her. The bartender at Fernwood, the local bar, was a good encounter. He was celebrating his birthday and bought everyone at the bar a shot (8 people). He told us that morning he called his mom to thank her for having him. Who doesn’t love a good mom story?
Other epic outings: collecting jade off the beach at Sand Dollar, Hiking pfeiffer falls, exploring Point Lobos in Carmel, and the Big Sur staple the Henry Miller Library
The Best Part: feeling so much gratitude to be in nature and sharing it with a new friend! We were focusing more on rejuvenation and inspiration than relaxation, which can come a little more naturally in a place like that. So we got home feeling fresh and ready to take on the world!