We spent a glorious little mini-moon in Big Sur at the Ripplewood cabins.
We fondly called it the sensory deprivation tank because after all of the excitement of the previous days, we relished the stillness of no phone, no tv, no family, no friends, etc. Only the ocean, each other and our memories of the amazing days before.
Another highlight of our trip was discovering a photography show at the Post Ranch Inn restaurant. We were thinking about eating there, decided it was a bit too fancy for us, but were blown away by what we saw on the walls.
The artist was Gil Mares and his photos of ship hulls are exquisite abstract expressions of color and light. They look like oil paintings in their rich, lush tones. Matt and I dream of having one hang on our walls.
And finally, we delighted in one serendipitous occurence while on the beach at Andrew Molera State Park. A boy, about 9 years old or so, walked up to us and said, “Do you have a free foot?” When we nodded yes, he proceeded to tie a long rope of kelp around Matt’s foot. The kelp had somehow grown into a big rock, creating a ball and chain effect. He returned and tied one around mine.
It took us a few minutes to realize that only a day after our wedding, we had already been awarded our balls and chains!