Adventures in Big Sur

This weekend was my birthday (the 31st edition) and my husband suprised me with camping in Big Sur, California. Big Sur is located on the central coast along Highway 1. It was a spectacular trip. Over and over again I am amazed by the beauty of the California coastline.

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We started in Point Lobos Park to view the tumbling cliffs and sandy coves.

We headed south to Pfeiffer Beach. This beach was a little hidden and foggy, but such a great place to rock climb and explore nature.

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We camped at Fernwood Resort, which is a great campground for Rvs and tents. Our campsite overlooked a small river, which made for some lovely views while I worked on my Red Rosina sweater.

On Saturday, we drove a total of 35 miles on Highway 1. Our hikes took us to McKay Falls, Limekiln Park and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. All were fairly easy hikes with great scenery. I just couldn’t get enough of the breathtaking ocean views.

On Sunday, we took a tour of the Point Sur Light Station. The tour was little long, but so infomative. We looked for whales, explored the lighthouse, and then got to see the Head Lightkeeper’s house. The house was awesome as it was preserved with 1950’s artifacts. Everything down to the cans in the kitchen cabinets were vintage.

Later that afternoon, I received my birthday present. My husband (the smart man he is) treated me to a trip to Monarch Knitting Shop in Pacific Grove, CA. This yarn shop was magnificent. It was big, spacious, well organized and very welcoming.

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The staff were super nice without being pushy. There were so many great brands from economic (Berroco) to pricey (Sweet Gerogia) to choose from. I ended up splurging and got two skiens of Madeline Tosh DK in Spectrum. Ooo whee 😍. I get excited just thinking about it. My first skeins of the coveted Tosh yarn. I think I am going to stash this for awhile till I find the perfect project.

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 Until Next Time,

-Whit-

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