I had a great mother's day last weekend!
My family brought me home a Starbucks and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Then we decided to make our way up the coast with surfboards and hiking shoes packed.
The wave were too small for surfing, but I always love looking at all my favorite beaches.
We decided to keep driving a bit more, to get to the Salmon Creek Trail, on the south end of the Big Sur coastline, which is really just over an hour from our house!
The Salmon Creek Falls were just magnificent.
Do you see my girls' little heads down there?
After living close to 20 years either
just north (Santa Cruz) or just south (Los Osos) of Big Sur,
I have spent many many fun times there.
It's so fun to start my girls' memories in this amazing place so early.
The hike to the falls is actually more like a rock hopping stroll. It probably only took 15 minutes to get the waterfall. Then we took more time walking down the stream, jumping rocks. Daddy also gave little Ginger an impromptu boulder climbing lesson. Lot's of big dark grey boulders, in this lush coastal forest. My favorite part of the whole walk was listening to Ginger hum. Her humming song would change as the hike got easier/harder. She didn't even know she was doing it, but I was giggling the whole way!
On the way home there was only one thing left to do!
Pull the car over for a little nap in the sun.