2.17.2010

Winter dream vacation

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If you could take some time off, now, and go anywhere, where would that be?

I think this time of year Jan-Feb is when I want to escape and find some warm sunny spot to enjoy. We have moderate winter temps (in the 30-40’s most of the time). Which is nice, but also means rain, clouds and mud. Rare are the days that we see sun, and then sometimes just 15 min or so. I am seriously thinking about investing in a light therapy box. (on a side note, anyone have one of these? recommendations? thoughts?)

If we could take off, I would plan a trip, just long enough, 10 days to really unwind. We love to camp and connect with the outdoors, so I think camping. Location?  Believe it or not, we are on a  Somewhere sunny and warmer, hummmm…..

Got it! Big Sur, California! Their winter camping is  one of Big Surs' best kept secrets. The weather is perfect for hiking, not too hot or cold. I love brisk nights. California Condors are flying overhead throughout Big Sur. Humpback and Blue whales are feeding along Big Sur. December and January: the gray whale migrates south to Mexico. February is the quietest month when you would have the beaches and the forest to yourself, what a perfect Valentines Day trip.

The name "Big Sur" is derived from the original Spanish-language "el sur grande", which translates as "the big south", or from "el paĆ­s grande del sur", "the big country of the south". And so it seemed to early settlers in Monterey. The coastal area to their south was huge and unexplored, and its coastline was especially treacherous to ships.

Some people assume that Big Sur is a state or national park. Though there are state parks in Big Sur, including two with the word "Sur" in their names, they cover only a small fraction of the Big Sur region of the central California coast, and much of what there is to see and do in Big Sur is not in any of the state parks

Lots of hiking in the area

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a pretty place! Thanks for explaining Big Sur...I was wondering about the name!

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