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Tag: Road Trip: Big Sur

Watson School

This quiet and unassuming building is located off the Bodega Highway and within quick driving distance of the Town of…

Old Russian Cemetery

“So, how exactly do you get to the Old Russian Cemetery?” We asked the Parks representative at Fort Ross. You…

Fort Ross

Every time I mention to locals that Russia settled in California in the 1800s, they are shocked. People don’t seem…

Sonoma Beach Parks

The drive along the Sonoma coast is just as beautiful as the drive along Big Sur… and there’s much less…

McWay Falls

The beauty of McWay Falls is unquestioned and thousands and thousands of people make their way to Julia Pfeiffer Park…

Monterey Aquarium

It’s our fourth aquarium this year… Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta… the experiences are beginning to blur. They all have fish,…

Presidio of Monterey

These photos are old. We originally visited the Presidio in Monterey in March 2013… but the photos never made it…

Monterey

Before California was a part of the United States, and while it was still a territory of New Spain, Monterey…

Pfeiffer Beach

For a well publicized beach, Pheiffer is surprising quiet… probably because it is off the beaten path and rather difficult…

Point Sur Lightstation

“This is a three hour walking tour.” The man says looking pointedly at La Niña. “Oh… only three hours? So,…

Bixby Bridge

Ahh yes… Bixby Bridge: Built in 1932 during the depression, it’s location along the coastline was chosen because it was…

The Sea Stacks

Rather than race from recommended place to recommended place along Big Sur, we periodically stopped and simply walked around. During…

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