Big Sur

Saturday, Kat, Matt, Adam, (my 3 closest friends in SF) and I drove (well...I drove) 2.5 hours south(ish) to enjoy a sunny day in Big Sur. As it turn out, it wasn't all that sunny, but we still LOVED it. These getaway weekends are kind of becoming our thing. How could we not take advantage of the opportunities all around San Francisco proper? Too much beauty, too little time.

Big Sur (per Wiki):

Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The name "Big Sur" is derived from the original Spanish-language "el sur grande", meaning "the big south", or from "el paĆ­s grande del sur", "the big country of the south", referring to its location south of the Monterey Peninsula. The terrain offers stunning views, making Big Sur a popular tourist destination. Big Sur's Cone Peak is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states, ascending nearly a mile (5,155 feet/1571 m) above sea level, only three miles (4.8 km) from the ocean.