Driving up the 1

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view from Ragged Point on the way to Big Sur
Our drive up Hwy 1 was spectacular!! It was an amazingly beautiful day with the weather being in the 80's which is crazy for November! It was clear and peaceful. It was the perfect day for showing my in-laws California's beautiful coastline, unlike any other!!
Normally that drive would take about 3 hours, but this time is took 5!! We made plenty of stops for photo ops. lunch and coffee. It was brilliant. I was so nervous driving up because we were to meet the minister for the first time and see the church, which we had booked sight unseen, just some online photos. So I didn't mind the leisurely drive because it gave me time to get ready.
My father-in-law is a man of few words, typically english so I frequently had to take charge and decide we were having photo breaks.
at Ragged Point again
I'd catch him in the back seat taking photos while the car was moving, so I'd have to pretend that I wanted to take photos so that he's have an opportunity to take pics and not feel bad. We got some great photos of my last day as a single gal!
our first stop was Ragged Point- one of our favorite lunch spots- not because of the food which is greasy and bad for you in every way- but because of the spectacular views!!! The bright fuschia bougainvillea is stunning, and the ocean views are not any better anywhere else!!!
Our next stop other than a few vista points was Nepenthe restaurant and gift shop. This is another favorite- tasty food that's not too bad for ya and an awesome gift shop with unique finds. We love to go up their just to go to the gift shop- it also has great coffee in a little cafe with an amazing deck to look out at the coastline.
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view from Ragged Point on the way …
view from Ragged Point on the way…
at Ragged Point again
at Ragged Point again
Hwy 1 on the way to Big Sur
Hwy 1 on the way to Big Sur
eating at Nepenthe. My husband wit…
eating at Nepenthe. My husband wi…
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photo by: Ann_Hells