Thursday, April 28, 2016

Camping In Big Sur {Part II}

Before we jump into today's post, I want to make sure you were able to check out yesterday's... It includes the first day of our #McDotsDoBS adventure and I am pretty sure you do NOT wanna miss it (who wouldn't want to read about a buried wiener on the beach for goodness' sake?!).

          * Camping In Big Sur {Part I}

Now that we're all caught up, let's jump in to Thursday's portion of our trip. Like I mentioned at the end of yesterday's post, we slept and slept well! It probably was due to our exhaustion, but having the babbling brook and fresh air didn't hurt either, that's for sure! Once we finally rolled out of the back of the Adventure Mobile it was time to rustle up some grub!

I haven't had double digits in hours slept in a
long, long, LONG time!

Breakfast burritos tend to be our jam when camping. We scramble some eggs (we bring the 'boxed' kind so we don't have to worry about them getting cracked in transit), add red onions, fake sausage and cheese and throw the yumminess on a tortilla with some hot sauce and we are good to go. Oh yeah, except for the fact that the night before, while we were at the beach, Ryan left his tortillas (we like different brands) on the table and a marmot ate through his bag and his tortillas! {Don't worry, we threw them away, who knows what sort of diseases those things carry with them... So I shared some of my tortillas with him the first morning and we stopped to grab some replacements later in the trip.}

After filling our bellies it was time to get ready to explore the California coastline. (Friday was calling for rain, so we figured Thursday was probably our best day for sunny exploration.) We drove a ways south from the campgrounds and then a ways north - again, nothing really on the agenda, just taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

Walt is always too cool for school and has something better to look at than at the camera... Darn paparazzi... 

The coastline is so amazing up there!

Sometimes the cliffs can be a little scary, I guess ;)

While hiking around in random trails we came across some pretty cool little waterfalls... What's more relaxing than the sound of waterfalls?! (Well, I guess if you have to pee that is NOT a relaxing sound, but you get what I'm saying ;))

Love the historical bridges along the coastline!

Absolutely awesome, right?! 

The crew!

We could have sat and enjoyed the beauty for HOURS!

While we were hanging out we made a quick time lapse of the waves rolling into the beach that was pretty cool:

Along the way we stopped to make our lunch. We decided on veggie wraps for lunch, which made things yummy and easy. We threw sprouts, avocados, red onions, provolone and spicy mustard on a tortilla and called it a day. (We also had some chips since I bought one of those variety packs for our Hobo Tacos.) Delicious and nutritious ;) 

I see you, Walt... Eyein' my wraps... NO SIR!

When it got later in the afternoon we made our way back to camp for some additional relaxation. Since we had about an hour before the sunset we made our dinner and chowed down. This time it was Chili Mac (or canned chili over some pasta noodles with some red onions and cheese mixed in). Is it just me or does it seem like all we do while camping is eat?! Thankfully we had some decent exploring and hiking around to burn off some of the calories!

Don't forget, we are technically in town for a race... So you've gotta get in your
foam rolling whenever and however you can... Like on the picnic table before dinner!

Once we washed the dishes it was perfect timing to head down to the beach and soak in the sunset... And, let's just say, God painted us a MAJESTIC one!

We love to snuggle our pup... Even if he is less than thrilled with the love!

And in case you wanted to see a little video of the waves crashing at sunset, here ya go:

Of course, once we had taken in all of the beauty it was back to the site to stoke the fire and munch on s'mores! And pretty soon it was time to hit the hay after another FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC day!

Since we weren't exactly sure when to expect the rain (due to the inability to
look at our weather apps), we put the tarp over the truck just to be safe

What's your favorite camping food?

1 comment:

Laura said...

We have an RV that I'm *hoping* we'll get to drive all the way up the coast for my birthday in July... adding this to the list of places to stop! Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing!