Monterey, Bixbie Bridge + Big Sur
Good morning California!
Today's adventures took us through Monterey, California.
We stopped at The Inn at Spanish Bay for Coffee. It's a huge beautiful hotel and golf course on private property along 17 Mile Drive, Monterey, California.
It was super cloudy most of the morning which was fitting for the low coastal vegetation, sand bluffs and gnarly old wind blown coastal trees.
We drove by lots of beautiful old homes and estates.
Finally the sun came out.
And cleared away the melancholy vibes. We drove through the entire 17 Mile loop then proceeded to head down the coast.
The views down the coast continued to be spectacular. :) Southern California coastline is really beautiful. In fact, all the western coastline is beautiful. :)
This panoramic really captures the full shot of what you can see. It's stunning.
We stayed high in elevation for a while...
Then slowly started winding down the coast a bit.
Looking back here you can see Bixby Bridge in the distance still.
A break from the car to stretch our legs. :)
The coast turned inland soon and we started driving to Big Sur. We stopped for gas and this brightly painted bus converted into a coffee shop caught our eye.
it was parked just outside the River Inn, Big Sur.
Pretty light purple wildflower.
We walked around the River Inn and they had a beautiful 'backyard'....
restaurant with two out door dining areas....
and a big river full of wooden adirondack chairs placed in the river to sit on.
So we sat on the back deck and ordered lunch in the mountain sunshine.
So beautiful an charming!!!!!
And the potpies were delicious!!!!!
After, we sat in the river for a bit and enjoyed the lush surroundings.
Definitely a place on our list to go back too.