Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big Sur

Jon and I had a fantastic time.  Not only was it great to steal away, just the two of us, but it was also wonderful to enjoy such a beautiful, tranquil, peaceful little resort like Post Ranch Inn.  I immediately fell in love with the place and am already thinking about when can we POSSIBLY go again?!?  ;-)

A couple of days before our trip, there was a massive rockslide on Highway 1, just north of Big Sur and the Post Ranch Inn.  The entire southbound lane fell into the ocean, with the northbound lane not doing so hot as well.

The Inn gave us a call - but we decided to stick with our trip and instead go the LONG way around (driving down to Paso Robles, and then back up north along the coast until we got to Post Ranch Inn).  It was a verrrrry long 3 hour detour to our "quick and close" weekend getaway, but I'm so glad we went anyway!  Because once we got to Post Ranch, we had a fantastic time.  :)

Due to the storms, we didn't get out as much as I would have liked, but we still walked around some.  We also enjoyed wonderful massages both Saturday and Sunday, and deliciously decadent food throughout the entire weekend.  The storm hit full force on Saturday night - which was just amazing.  Our waiter at the restaurant told us that they usually get 1-2 good storms a year but that this one was exceptional.  He was right!  It *did* wake Jon and I up several times through the night (the wind was ridiculously loud and strong!!), but our little house stood firm against it!  One of the larger windows in the restaurant didn't fare as well, shattering sometime in the middle of the night (luckily no one was left in the restaurant and all the staff were in the back cleaning up for the night).

While we didn't have great reception, we'd get mini-updates from my parents via text, on the boys.  They had a really great time with my parents - Logan was a bit moody, going through spells of supreme happiness and crankiness, but Callum was a delight the entire time.  I'm sure my parents were so glad to see us once we rolled up this evening to relieve them of their duty - as fun as it can be to hang out with the kiddos, they are a workout!!  I'm sure my parents will sleep very well tonight  ;-)   (thank you again Mom and Dad!!)

I took several pics along our walk and throughout the grounds.  Enjoy!!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oh my! I thought 1 was closed due to mud slides. I didn't realize it FELL into the ocean.

The place looks amazing. Will definitely have to add that to the list of places to visit.