Yay! We were like birds in the forest!

Trip Start Jun 22, 2011
Trip End Aug 16, 2011

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

This morning we headed out to our 10am zip lining at Mt. Herman in a redwood forest! Im kinda scared of heights, but I figured I'd worry about that when I got there! Bobby on the other hand, as we all know loves anything dangerous, so he was super excited! When we got there, we had to strap on some heavy duty harnesses, and then get instruction on the "bunny" line, then you hit the high lines! We got two guides- Jack, who was super california, lean, blondish dreaded hair, and a very fun, with a laid back tree hugger personality. And Annie, also a california girl, lean, some peircings, not much makeup and pretty, and also a very chill personality. They worked really well together, and made us feel very safe. Our group consisted of a teenage brother and sister from Paris, and 3 loud funny college girls from Norway, we all clicked and laughed the whole time! So we started out in the canopy 35 feet up, with a  40 foot or so long zipline. One guide would go first, then bring all of us in one by one, then the other guide would follow. The second platform was the highest- 150 feet up!, and it wasnt scary! You were so strapped in, and the guides made you feel so safe, that we all had a blast! The longest line was the 3rd I think, 440ft, and there was a river to look down at as you went! It really was beautiful! We even got to walk across an Indiana Jones like rope bridge! It was all a blast, and I finally got to see Bobby with his pants pulled up where they go, and no hat! It just so happened that the only place I will ever see this again is flying through the trees  at 100 feet up!  So we finished up about 12pm, and headed down the coast to stop for lunch and then visit Big Sur. On the way to lunch- rte 1 on the coast, we spotted some sea lions sunning on the docks of a marina! So we stopped and got some pics, and watched them for a while. Its funny the racket they make talking to each other! It was so cool to see them in the wild, not in an aquarium or zoo!
For lunch, I had picked out a place called Phils fishmarket and eatery. This place competed with Bobby Flay on the food network and won! The place is right on the water in Moss Landing, and has amazing food! You order just like at Tara's, place your order at the front, and they bring it to your table. I had the lobster roll, which was huge and amazing, and Bobby had what he said was the best Manhattan clam chowder ever! Next we continued south on 1, towards Big Sur. The drive down there, along the coast is insanely beautiful, and the area smells of wildflowers- Bobby kept thinking something was wrong- why do I smell antifreeze? The cliffs we were on were hundreds of feet up in some areas, over looking the surf. Gorgeous! Then we arrived at  Big Sur, and hiked up to pfeffiers falls, a 90 foot waterfall, and it was beautiful. the hike up there was rough, but so worth it! There was even a sign warning of mountain lions! We got lucky and only saw butterflies! today was a beautiful day!
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The journey together offers insight to each other and to ourselves, slowly we understand the balance we seek, the love we feel, the life we live:)

Aj on

Whet she said!

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