Every so often, a good friend and I jump in the car and drive up and down the coast to escape the city for a bit. We never have a destination in mind, we just stop whenever something catches our eye. This time we decided to go south and landed at Devil's Slide. It was constructed in 1973, as part of Highway 1, connecting travelers from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay and was used in WWII as part of San Francisco's harbor defense. The 1.3 mile stretch proved to be too dangerous for cars, and so it was shut down last year, repaved and then reopened only to pedestrians and cyclists (and pups!).
We walked slow and soaked in the views, stopping every once in a while to just sit and take it all in. I picked flowers and we hopped over a couple of fences that we weren't supposed to (because that's what adventure is for, right?). And when we got to the other side, we turned around and did it all over again. To be honest, I could walk back and forth along this trail all day and never get tired of it.
Afterwards, we decided to keep driving south to Pescadero and San Gregorio Beach -- I'll share those photos soon.
A small detour to grab lunch in Monterey on our way home from a long weekend away.
Botanical gardens are some of my favorites and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden definitely didn't disappoint. It was super cold when we went, so we mostly just wandered through the greenhouses, but I'd love to go back in the spring when the outdoor area is in full bloom. You should definitely check it out if you're nearby.
see more photos from new york here