After going to Esalen Institute (near Big Sur) to soak in their natural hot springs at 1am on Saturday, we waited til morning to continue on ol’ Highway 1 to Santa Maria. Our dear friend lives in Santa Maria and took us by surprise when he escorted us to his family’s cattle ranch, sitting on 300 acres. We explored the hills, bird listening, collecting feathers, making delicious meals over the fire, sun bathing, night hikes, making music, and being simple. I make a good urban cowgirl.
A bunch of Elephant seals doing their thing along the highway. its mating, birthing, and chill session I guess.