We got to Big Sur just in time to take some pics of the ridiculous views before the sun started to go down.
Big Sur is a mystical, magical place. Maybe it was the fog, or the fact that we spent most of our time there driving around in the dark, or the fact that 99.9% of the roads there are windy dirty paths. Or maybe the fact that it has ocean and mountain views that are out of this world. This town had such an eery (awesome) feel to it, and our evening of driving to and fro across Big Sur won't soon be forgotten.
Long story short, we didn't end up staying in Big Sur as planned. We completely forgot that it was a Friday night in one of the most popular hiking/vacation spots in the area, and hadn't reserved a campsite (hey, you know you're really on vacation when you forget what day it is, right?). We had an awesome time driving around and exploring (as we searched for a place to sleep), caught some amazing views of the starriest skies ever, then decided to hit the road again! Next destination: Vegas.
We drove as far as we could manage (before falling asleep) towards Vegas, and ended up crashing at a great campground called San Lorenzo County Park in King City, CA. The iphone app CampFinder has been amazingly helpful throughout this trip - highly recommended!
The next day, we continued the ride to Vegas...
And then enjoyed an awesome night out in the city.
- We will definitely be returning to Big Sur at some point - there are so many awesome hikes & places to check out! Who's with us??
- Allie's feet very shortly returned to normal appearance and ability.
- Though camping in Vegas may seem like the best idea you've ever heard of, please check out the 100 degree forecast at 8am on your day-o-hangover before making this decision.