|Bixby Bridge, Big Sur|
|View from Ventana Inn|
So Friday we loaded the wagon with all our camping gear and hit the road. It never fails to blow my mind how much stuff two people can have just to go camping, for less than 48hrs no less. Backpack campers we are not. Car camping suits us just right.
|reading by the campfire|
The only challenge here is my favorite part of Big Sur are the restaurants, namely the Big Sur Bakery. So how then does one reconcile these two loves? Split the difference.
|Campfire 'baked' potatoes|
|an unconventional use of a weenie roaster!|
|grilled asparagus with homemade arugula pesto|
|Spanish Tortilla, camping style|
|Outside at Big Sur Bakery|
|Along the Pine Ridge Trail|
|Set deep into the Ventana wilderness|
|the moon above the Ventana double cone|
|a perfect picnic spot|
|base of the Pine Ridge Trail|
We went to The Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant for dinner where I enjoyed an amazing smoked duck pizza, an unbelievably perfect pairing with Pinot. Really, the duck/pinot pairing would make a convert of any vegetarian or wine-hater around!
|smoked duck pizza at Big Sur Bakery|
|eggs with arugula pesto|
|Cloverfields along the trail|