this shot is from the first day of the road trip i took at the beginning of winter break. i was driving up the coast on my own for the first time, and stopped in big sur my first night. i parked on the side of the road, got drunk in the backseat of my car, and woke up the next morning for the sunrise. not a bad way to start the trip…
The reason for this trip to California is because ever since I was a little kid I wanted to see the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur. Not sure why but it has remained as one of those must see places that I needed to visit.
Today we drove down from Monterey to Big Sur pulling off the road to enjoy the view and take pictures. As I was sitting on a bench looking out at the beautiful shoreline It sunk in that I actually was here at a place that I have waited so long to see and never expected to see. I never thought it would have this kind of impact on me.
This trip was difficult for me because I am a homebody and I get real uncomfortable if I am too far from home or in unfamiliar places. Looking at that shoreline today made me realize how much I have missed out on because of my fear of adventure. Not anymore, I’m already starting to plan my next big trip!