Saturday, March 14, 2009

Big Sur or Humboldt?





We took a trip to Big Sur last week to check it out for a possible Camp Host job this summer. For those of you that don't know about Big Sur it's a 90 mile stretch of coastline south of San Francisco. It is truly majestic and very remote. The closest grocery store is 30 miles away in Carmel. The campsite is a hike-in campground. No cars. Lots of trails, wildlife, and a mile walk to the beach. We would have full hookups for our RV. It would be an opportunity to live somewhere for a couple of months we could never afford to live in.

The other place is in northern California in Humboldt Redwoods and just as remote. Huge redwood trees and also spectacular. The rangers are all super nice and seem to want us. We're leaning towards Big Sur but I need to work out a few things with my computer/phone to ensure I have coverage so I can work.

The first picture is of the park in Big Sur called Andrew Molera State Park. The other picture is of Spike and our new friend Nancy also at the campground trail. Nancy and Spike knew eachother from grammer school in Venice and we recently connected with her after all these years. She lives in Camarillo - just south of Ventura. The next two pictures are of Big Sur and the Redwoods.
After the trip to Big Sur we stayed in a little town called Cambria at Nancy's friends townhouse. Cambria is a quaint and charming place. I loved the architecture - it was almost like going back in time. We've really enjoyed stopping along the way at all the little coastal towns. Cayuco is another one we liked. It felt like being in the wild west. California is really spectacular. When you get north of Ventura you see so much countryside - meadows, ranches, vineyards, farmland, rolling hills, mountains and the ocean right on the other side. No concrete!

Truly jawdropping.

P.


3 comments:

  1. Hi Guys! I'm glad you're taking such good notes and brilliant photos so I (this is Lori, by the way) can write a short story about this one day:) Your lifestyle is so dreamy and free-spirited, thanks for sharing your journey.

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  2. HI guys i love big sur wish i was there

    im coming to see you this summer!!!! ma

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  3. HI GUYS ! big sur sounds and looks awesome

    HAVENT BEEN THERE YET ONLY AS FAR AS SANTA
    BARBARA, MABE I WILL COME VISIT THIS SUMMER

    WOWWWWW LOVE YOU MA

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