Whether it's an international getaway or a weekend road trip, I love to explore new places. But for all the travel wins there have been, there are going to be some travel fails. This might have been one of them. In February the travel squad loaded up the car for a road trip up California's iconic Hwy 1 to spend the weekend hiking, looking at waterfalls, and taking in the stunning California Coast.
Except, we happened to plan the trip during one of the worst storms this winter and the Hwy was shut down from mud slides and cracked bridges. We drove to San Luis Obispo to crash Friday night and did a smaller hike in that area.
it would have only been another hour or two up the coast to our hiking spots, but since the road was closed, we went up and around to Monterey, and on the way we did get to see Bixby Creek Bridge and some of the coast. It was beautiful!
Then I got to explore Monterey for the first time, and my grandparents met us there and had breakfast with us the next day. So that was all pretty cool.
But maybe the biggest trip save of all was discovering Pinnacles National Park, one of the newest national parks. It's a goal of mine to see every national park, and this one may have never been on my radar had the road been open. We spent Sunday hiking through the park and it was so pretty!