It took me a whole lifetime of exploring up and down the California coast to finally get a picture of McWay Falls. Yes!!&&!!!@! Being one of the most iconic spots along the coast, it may sound weird to be so excited, but when if you spend a good chunk of your day fantasizing about the romance of the road, then perhaps you could relate. Once you are smitten with California it never leaves you. Ask me to go to Paris with you and it would take me a while to decide. Ask me to pack my stuff and head up PCH within five minutes and I’ll say yes!
I remember my most recent visit prior to this (Labor Day weekend), was in 2002, when I was moving to San Francisco. My mom, grandma and brother were traveling with me and McWay Falls was one of our stops between Morro Bay and Monterey. I’m pretty sure that my grandma had never traveled up PCH before in her prior 75 years at the time, and I think she was impressed by how beautiful the central coast of California was. I’m glad that she was able to travel with us then because she is 82 now and had a stroke a few months ago. She still appears healthy aside from some minor walking trouble but it is a reminder to savor every minute we have on this planet.
See more of my California Central Coast pictures.