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... and travel recommendations, if you only stop in one place on the Big Sur, it can only be at the McWay Waterfall. The waterfall may be disappointing in its size, but the location is just breathtaking. The pictures, although good do not really show how stunningly beautiful the area is. Well worth stopping and stretching your legs here. It is just off the road, so only takes about 15 minutes to go and see.
Today, the sun is very, very hot and even ...
... Lots of twisty turns and steep drop offs. All I can say is I was glad not to be driving. We stopped a few times along the way to take some pictures. There was a stop where we could see the Elephant Seals sunning themselves on the beach. We also stopped at a vista overlooking the famous bridge (the name escapes me but you'll know it when you see it ;-) )
At this point we were about 4 hours into our trip and starting ...
... around the rest of the Aquarium with the kids. After they get out, I let them know I have a surprise planned for dinner, and take them to the Old Fisherman's Wharf, where there are several restaurants serving dinner (aren't Google recommendations great!). The one I had looked up has a sign out front saying "There is no space for strollers, and children who make too much noise will be asked to leave"!, so we decide to skip that ...
... went on as a single and met up with three other guys. Turns out, one of them lives across the street from our house. What a small world! You’ll see in one of the photos that the deer roam the course unafraid of the golfers!
Well, that has been our life for the last three days. Need to get ready for dinner with Gerry.
Thanks to everyone for your comments and emails!
Picked up our rental car this morning. Pete very kindly had ordered an SUV - very cool to drive but unfortunately Nina couldn't see over the steering wheel so had to sit on our two travel pillows to give her a boost. First time for both of us driving an automatic - we have been missing out, why do we drive manuals when automatics are so easy. We had planned to drive down the scenic ...