Our German exchange student, Ramona, who spent the school year with us last year, is visiting us again for the month of July. She wanted to go to Big Sur because it is so famous for its majestic beauty. Before we hit the trails of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, we stopped first along the way at Andrew Molera State Park. In the 23 years that I have lived in Santa Cruz, I have never been. I cannot believe I have been living all this time without having experienced this hidden jewel.
Such a peaceful, relaxing setting! We walked the one mile trail to the beach where the Big Sur river meets the ocean forming a fresh water lagoon. The water was crisp, clear and refreshing. And the views were spectacular! I highly recommend it!