Road Trip 2010…Big Sur

Hello faithful friends!  We are still alive and Guanella is still moving!  We’re currently sitting in Cafe Presse, in Hipsterville, Seattle, WA. We have been too busy driving, drinking in beauty, editing recent client sessions, or lacking internet access to post the past few days, so I will pick up where we left off….leaving Carpinteria, CA on our way up the coast on highway 1. This drive was absolutely breath-takingly spectacular.  If you haven’t been here, go! We have so many photos and it was so hard to pick a a few for this post.  We are looking forward to going through them more carefully when we get home!

More to come soon, but for now…enjoy the photos!!

The water is bright beautiful blue-green…

We stopped to see these ginormous elephant seals on the beach.  They are molting right now and there were tons of them just laying on the beach, or scooting around, or sparring with each other.  Extremely strange animals…and huge!  It’s hard to tell the scale here, but we found out the males weigh something like 5000 lbs!

I don’t blame you if you think this is photoshopped, but it isn’t! :)  We freaked out a little at this beauty!

We ate at Nepenthe and it was perfect.  It’s this restaurant that sits right on a cliff overlooking the water.  We got to sit at the rail and look out at the ocean as we ate their amazing food.  (Thanks for the suggestion Lindsey, it couldn’t have been better!!)

We ended up that night in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  We watched the sunset at the beach…more insane beauty!  Then sat in a coffee shop getting some work done for a while before setting up camp in park in Monterey…which is right next door.

Happy belated 4th of July everyone!  More to come soon!

  • July 5, 2010 - 10:53 pm

    Ashley - 100% AHmazing. Freaking love it.ReplyCancel

    • July 14, 2010 - 1:41 pm

      Trav - Ashley, your head is amazing! Hah!ReplyCancel

  • July 6, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    Lindsey - So beautiful! You guys hit all my favorite spots. I’m familiar with that one overlook that seems to be photoshopped. I stopped at that exact spot around sunset on my first drive up there because the view was just absolutely insane. Then I looked down at the water and saw two guys surfing. I have no idea how they got down there. And the beach in Carmel is one of my all-time favorites. Looks like you guys had a blast!ReplyCancel

    • July 14, 2010 - 1:41 pm

      Trav - Lindsey, thanks again for being such an awesome LA host!! We made it home in one piece!ReplyCancel

  • July 6, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    Lindsey (not the cousin :) - You guys are so cute and fun! We miss ya! But we are so looking forward to this next leg of the drive up the coast….seeing your pictures makes me even more excited b/c we’re about to see it fo’ real! We’ve extended our SoCal stay a bit longer than expected, but should be heading in and out of LA over the next week and then its beach beach beach all the way up!! I’ll have to keep that restaurant Nepenthe in mind. Let us know any other must sees!! Glad you guys and Guan are doing well. Lulu sends her best.ReplyCancel

    • July 14, 2010 - 1:38 pm

      Trav - Aw, heck Lindsey! Thanks! We miss you kids too – when the haybales are you coming back this way?! I told Darren on the phone yesterday, but you should make a point to camp at Flint Ridge in Redwood National Park – so amazing. It sounds like you guys are taking it easy (doing it the right way) and meeting lots of cool folks…right on :). OK, Guanella wanted me to tell you that she misses Lulu, and would like to hang out again!ReplyCancel

  • July 6, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Travis & Laura; ely fair, Oklahoma City Lifestyle Photographer | ely fair photography - […] And they have a cute old VW van that they lovingly call Guanella (which they are actually on a road trip with right now) that they wanted to be photographed with, so right off the bat we had a great start […]ReplyCancel

  • July 10, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Patrick S. - Trav these pictures are absolutely incredible! definitely inspiring me to take a road trip to the west coast some time!ReplyCancel

    • July 14, 2010 - 1:35 pm

      Trav - Patrick, do it!! You won’t regret it…such awe-inspiring beauty. There is so much out there that God has created that we don’t even know exists, and there is nothing like experiencing it. ROAD TRIP!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2010 - 12:52 am

    Jared G. - My favorite are the beached seals…what beautiful creatures.ReplyCancel

    • July 14, 2010 - 1:32 pm

      Trav - Indeed. They reminded me of you Jared. ;)ReplyCancel

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