I had a slight change of plans with the most recent get-away while in Oakland. Instead of heading directly down to Big Sur on friday, I headed to San Francisco to meet Michael and packed a lunch and headed to a rather desolate beach area with an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Later in the evening Brandon joined us and we prepared for a short trip down the coast to Big Sur. Once again, I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of coastal California. As you drive down Highway 1, the view is nothing short of awe inspiring. There are certain points where it is seemingly possible to see the curve of the earth's surface along the along the vast expanse of the horizon.
The first stop on our trip was at the Lobos Point State park where you can walk along a number of trails circling a peninsula that run across everything from petrified sand formations to young redwoods forests opening upon coves of swirling water and cliffs with dozens of birds warming in the sun.