Road Trip Day 3!!—California Coast!

Continued our drive south on Highway 1
(Pacific Coast Highway)…

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Stopped at Hearst Castle… so much history!

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…didn’t want to leave…

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Finally made it down to Lake Cachuma… :)

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Road Trip Day 1!!—Big Sur

The rest of the day was pretty overcast, but I HAD to share these photos!
These are unedited photo images – look at that blue!!

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Photos from the rest of the day, visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Big Sur).  Have I mentioned I love California…?

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California coast foliage and California coast sedimentary rock.
Can you spot the lizard?

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Rock formations…

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McWay Creek and McWay Falls…

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Jessie Messie

Jessie leaves tonight for her new job in New Zealand.  She wanted to see the California coast one more time, so Ricky and I took her out to Half Moon Bay.

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The fog is one of my favorite things about the Bay Area.

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Love Crystal Springs…

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Most of all, love my Jessie Messie!

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Bodega Dunes

Setting up camp!

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4 people trying to “Hug a Tree”…

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Roasting potatoes in the campfire…

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Sitting down to dinner…

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Going for a walk…

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Enjoying the landscape and sunset…

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Eating s’mores and potatoes by headlamp…

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“Light Studies with Liz and Stacey”…

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Some of Liz’s photos from our walk… beautiful:

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Dubrovnik

We woke up this morning off the coast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Yes, it is as beautiful as we’ve heard it would be…!

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Henning and I went on a morning bike ride in the Konavle region (~south east tip of Croatia)… it was a true treat.

Our biking guide Anna…

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…fresh water and some old mills…

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…wine country…

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…Franciscan monastery…

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…our bike group…

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…looking toward the Montenegro border…

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…wandering the streets of Old Town Dubrovnik…

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…lunch with the Louies overlooking the water…

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My parents and Auntie Yuen were able to visit the nearby island of Lokrum, which is a nature reserve.

For those interested in bridges…

…back in Old Town…

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