Ok so in part 2 we left off on our way up the coast to Big Sur. Its not too far up from San Louis Obispo but its a great drive, you quickly get into the more forested areas that surround, and are Big Sur. Big Sur is an amazing place quite unlike any other, it has a serene laid back feel that invigorates and vitalizes at the same time. I can see why so many come here for the “therapeutic ” value. It must be a combination of the Rocky Ocean Coast and the Tall Deep Woods that march right up to the waterline. That and the fresh ocean air and mild climate make this a must do location. Somehow with all the tourism and fame of the place it still seems pure and untainted, unlike so many other popular spots.

On the way up you might get to see this.. We stayed in an amazing place the Glen Oaks, very cool, modern, and very zen. I could stay here a really long time,if only I could afford it. Funny thing was we had to cross the hi way to get coffee in the morning. Bring your french press and you’ll be good to go. We explored several beaches and Ocean egresses. One of the first things was to go to Pfeiffer Park, we had no expectations or prior knowledge so we were pleasantly surprised by this place. Its a wonderful big beach with some magical rock formations with holes in them that the tide and waves ebb flow and crash through. We spent three days in and around Big Sur, we traveled as far up as Carmel and Monterrey to see the Marine Aquarium. As well as Point Lobos, which is also an incredible place. We of course stopped to see the Bixby Bridge and take a quick tourist selfie. Carmel and Monterrey were both really great beautiful costal towns, could easily live in either, given a really tall stack of cash. We saw so much costal wonderfulness on this trip it will be really hard to outdo this. Thats it for part 3 in (Part 4) we will complete the journey to San Francisco!

So we left off in part 1 on our way out of Los Angles and towards San Luis Obispo, which as I said had a bit of a surprise. The Modonna Inn was a bit of a surprise as each and every room is different and unique and err..uhm…. eclectic to say the least, have a look for yourself, we stayed in the Marguerite room.


Wow, its like knives on your eyes, so busy, and kitschy! We loved it anyway, as it is one of those things that if we hadn’t done it we would be wishing we had, just for fun, just to say we did.Madonna_Inn_03










Then it was on to the Hurst Castle, an amazing place, and something to see. The man himself and his lifestyle was something to hear about as well. This was something we had been told we need to see to believe. Yes indeed. The place is so incredibly detailed, the workmanship is amazing, real craftsmanship abounds. It’s in every nook and cranny.


We then headed up the coast and made our way into Big Sur. Neither of us had been to this part of the coast before, so now we are exploring! Cool. This is a place I have wanted to see for some time, we plan on staying there for three of the seven days. Thats next time in ( part 3 )