One adventure that I did manage to fit in this summer was a quick road trip down to Big Sur with my roommate.
The first day, we drove from Santa Cruz down to Andrew Molera State Park, where we camped for the night. We went back up to Garrapata State Park and explored along the coast the next day.
The next two nights, we stayed at Plasket Creek Campground. We went to see Sand Dollar Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Beach, Pfeiffer Beach (which is completely different) and just generally bummed around.
On our way out, we stopped by Big Sur Bakery, which we had read about in multiple reviews and travel guides. It lived up to the reputation – we split a ginger scone and the best almond croissant I’ve ever had.
It was a simple, beautiful trip with my best friend and I’m so glad we made it happen.