Big Sur Trip

Back in July when my parents were here from Hong Kong, we took a short family trip to Big Sur. Having lived in the Bay Area most of my life, it’s quite surprising that we’ve never made it down there sooner. It’s amazingly gorgeous, and the perfect getaway where we didn’t have to deal with security checks, delayed flights, and overpacked luggages.

My sister booked a lovely mountain home through TripAdvisor…a beautiful, cozy home overlooking lush, green mountains and the coast. It was even more magical in the early evening when the fog began to roll in. The moment we stepped foot onto the property, we felt like we were millions of miles away from civilization.

IMG_5902The girls immediately went exploring every inch of the house, claiming the room that they wanted to share with their grandparents, and then deciding where to set up their face painting tent for business. 🙂 As for the rest of us….well, this picture says it all:

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There were 2 stories to the home, with the upper floor being the communal areas + 1 bedroom. There were 2 additional bedrooms downstairs, and both rooms led out to the backyard which had a lovely view and an outdoor jacuzzi.

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DSC_4263DSC_4273IMG_5742IMG_5763facepaintingOur first afternoon/evening there was quite restful. The girls had a blast giving Por Por a face painting. We watched the fog roll in from our deck, which was simply magical, and enjoyed a light, home cooked meal in the house.

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Brianne snapping a shot of Bridge
Watching the fog roll in
Watching the fog roll in

We didn’t really have an agenda for this trip, which was nice. In the morning, I laid low on the deck with my book, and got to snuggle with Bridgette for a bit. Cell phone reception was terrible in the area, and wifi was spotty, so it was the perfect chance to disconnect ourselves from the world and focus on the present…..something we really should be doing more often!

IMG_5803IMG_5811We ventured out to have lunch everyday, hiked to see the most gorgeous sceneries that Big Sur is known for, and laid low at Pfeiffer Beach to see their famous purple sand. We spent evenings back at the house as we took turns cooking for one another. Even the girls made cookies for us!

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Lunch with a view at Nepenthe. Had the best banana cream pie there!
Lunch with a view at Nepenthe. Had the best banana cream pie there!

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These beautiful lavender were right outside our house. The girls didn't like them though as it brought a lot of bees which frightened them a bit :)
These beautiful lavender were right outside our house. The girls didn’t like them though as it brought a lot of bees which frightened them a bit 🙂
Lovely outdoor lunch at the Ventana Inn & Spa
Lovely outdoor lunch at the Ventana Inn & Spa

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This is one place we plan to go back to….. we love you Big Sur!

 

 

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