Happy Travel Tuesday!
Today we are joining Mini Arty as he takes us cruising along some of the California Coastline!!
Take it away, Mini Arty!!
Today we are going to take in the sights of the Northern Central California Coastline. Daddy drove from San Francisco all the way to Big Sur along the Pacific Coast Highway!!
This is a pawsome drive, but a bit long. We stayed in Monterey, splitting the trip into a couple of days to enjoy the scenery along the way!!
There are lots of beautiful turn outs and parks along the beach where one can stop and enjoy the scenery!!
What's that Mr. Seagull??? There is a what....over where????
Well howdy little guy!!
As you can see, there is also various forms of wildlife to spot along the coast!! From seagulls to osprey....seals, sea lions and even real live sea otters!!!
I know, I know...SURPRISE, Mama found a lighthouse!!
This is Pigeon Point Lighthouse, it is also a hostel! We even saw a few college students, who were hiking their way up the coast, staying here!
Mama says it is very rustic looking....
She made sure to take LOTS of pictures of it!
I think it looks a bit spooky way up there on the bluffs, don't you??
After the lighthouse, we headed south and before we knew it (or maybe the next day) we were in Big Sur!!
We couldn't believe that just minutes away from the ocean there were such beautiful and lush forests!!!
We stopped for lunch at the River Inn, right on a river!!
This guy "said" he was our waiter....I believed him, but Mama and Daddy thought we should maybe wait for a human waiter who wouldn't steal our nachos before they got to the table!!
After lunch we headed north, back up the coast, toward Monterey. These road are so very beautiful and twist and turn right the coastline! Just look at this statuesque bridge!!
All those mountains right on the ocean made for a beautiful ride!
With breath-taking views!
We stopped and had a nice dinner, at a wharf, with a pretend lighthouse...cause we all know Mama and her lighthouse obsession, BOL!
It was a most beautiful day!!
Thanks so much for joining me on my Coastal Cruise!!
Join us next week, when we wrap up our Central California trip with a trip to the Monterey Aquarium!!