We made a quick stop in Garrapata State Park since we were going to pass through it anyway on the drive down from Point Lobos to Big Sur. On one side of the road was the ocean; on the other side were mountains. Man, where else could I find such a diverse land? Once again Californians, I’m sooo jealous of your state!
Driving south from Carmel, we reached Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in only 10 minutes. I was so surprised by just how close everything was, considering that California is the third largest state in the U.S.! The state’s vastness can be seen in the diverse landscapes, however. We traveled from big city to small towns and now we were surrounded by mountains & seas.
And to think I nearly passed this up because we were tired, it was far from our hotel, it was too late, etcetera, etcetera. Boy am I glad that Lilly had the “we’re here anyway” mentality, so we might as well drive the 20 minutes out to Discovery Green to see Bruce Munro’s Field of Light. It quickly became one of my favorite destinations on our Texas road trip.