I threw these pictures up last night in a hurry and didn't even post captions with them. I also exceeded my Flickr allotment so here's the rest of the pictures I couldn't upload through there. The Flickr pics are so much better quality. I might have to look into upgrading my account. For now, some of these are from there and some are through Blogger.
We started our trip off with one night in Pismo Beach. Camping on the beach is a blast but I have honestly never had that much sand on me in my life. It was on/in everything. It was even inside my sleeping bag.
Pismo is a very popular destination for people with ATV's. I think we were one of the only people there that didn't have one.
Attempt at a self portrait
On Friday we continued our journey the coast to our final destination, Big Sur.
It was windy and cold on the way up but we had beautiful weather the whole rest of the time we were there.
I know this doesn't technically count as camping but Lisa wanted to try something a little less rustic this year so we rented a cabin. I have to admit it was so nice to sleep in a bed and have a hot shower each night. The cabin had no kitchen in it(strange, I know), so we did cook all of our meals outside and really only used the cabin to sleep in.
You couldn't beat the location and view from our back lawn. We have never had a campsite right on the river before. It was awesome.
I had to try out the tree swing. Even though I'm sure I was far too heavy for it.
Here I am thinking "Hmmmm...........I think it would hold me".
I hope I didn't weaken the rope so that it breaks the next time somebody else tries it!
It was fun.
The Teague Family joined us for the night on Friday and a great time was had by all.
I love this picture of Ryleigh. She is so cute! I was going to tell you the story of how Joe wanted to steal her and keep him for our own but he said he didn't want me to tell you, so I won't. :)
Grace and Ryleigh headed into the river
The boys tubing the rapids on Big Sur River
Austin Chillin' in his inner tube
I love campfires
Cameron had to do what all the big kids were doing, which was jumping off of the rocks into the water. This resulted in me almost having a heart attack and worrying what I was going to tell my sister when he broke a bone or maimed himself in some other way. Thankfully he did not injure himself and even talked me into photographing it so he could show his Mom.
He hung onto this tree literally for hours. Bad for the tree. Good for some peace and quiet for me.
We drove down to Pfeiffer Beach to check out the beautiful scenery.
I wanted to climb to the very top of these rocks but once I got up there it was pretty high and I settled for sitting here instead.
Joe made it all the way to the top. Show off.
Lisa found this piece of seaweed and thought it looked like a whip so she picked it up and started whipping it around while singing the theme song from "Indiana Jones". And yes, I do have it on video.
We ended up at Lisa and Scot's house for one night because she said they were going to go pick up their puppy on Monday night. You know I wanted to be a part of that!
Joe makes a new friend
Puppies are soooooooooo cute. I kept having to tell myself "Puppies grow up, puppies grow up, puppies grow up!" :)
It was a wonderful trip yet again. This is the 7th year we have been going to Big Sur and I hope it is a tradition we continue when Sophie is home.