One of the most well known and recognized scenic drives in the world is the Big Sur located along California’s HWY 1. It’s a must do for anyone who is a fan of coastal views and enjoys a scenic drive. I particularly find landscape involving never ending deep blue seas that meet the earth through rugged rock formations, very appealing and beautiful. Needless to say, I was very excited to experience this part of the world for myself.
In a recent weekend trip to California, our family decided to devote one day and set off on a adventure down Big Sur. Within minutes of reaching the coast we couldn’t help but pull over for the start of a number of majestic views along the way. Our awe and excitement grew deeper as we made our way down this remarkable scenic coast. After a few hours, which included stopping at every corner to snap a photo (my fault!), my husband made it clear that if were going to see all that I had planned for the day, we needed to cut down on the stops.
After five hours of driving from Carmel to McWay Waterfall (37 miles), I realized we had underestimated the time needed to fully appreciate this great landmark. I secretly wished we had more time to take in more sights along the way, but quickly realized that even though the kiddos were doing great, more time in the car than originally planned would probably be a challenge for them. In the years of traveling the world as a family, we have learned that the reward of spending time together and making cherished memories with our children far exceeds any sacrifices we make while on the road. In the end our adventures proved to be a success and our day exploring Big Sur was one we will always remember.
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