This much awaited drive truly captured the spirit of our iconic California Dreamin’ trip. By this time, our Pinterest board was full of pictures of the vast and rugged green shoreline, and that beautiful Pacific blue dotted with ships along the horizon. “Don’t forget to spot the whales”, AM yelled in an excited tone! Big Sur was the highlight of the trip, and the experience cannot be described in words – so we’ll just let the photos do the talking! 🙂
We had read a lot about Monterey’s picture-perfect views that was an inspiration for John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row”; he wrote his novel based on the sardine canning industry in this waterfront town. Today, Monterey is most famous for the world renowned aquarium that houses giant kelp, largest open sea exhibit and an incredible collection of jellyfish. Travel magazines call this town a hidden gem; so we stayed in Monterey for two days to confirm this for ourselves!