From top to bottom. 1. Matt on Highway One. 2. Ham and Gruyère on grilled bread at Big Sur Bakery. 3. Duck and arugula pizza at Big Sur Bakery. 4. Brown butter cookie from the Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos, CA, which we stumbled upon along the drive. 5. Eggs Benedict at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. 6. Blueberry pancakes at Deetjen's. 7. Sea life! 8. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. 9. Me excited about being at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. 10. Drinks at the Ventana Inn. 11. Blue Jay at Ventana Inn. 12. Wild Calla Lily along the river next to our hotel.