On Friday we dropped off E at school together, and then headed south to Santa Cruz. We stopped at a little cafe for a delish breakfast ($30 total, including tip) that included homemade croissants, avocado, eggs, and bacon. So insanely good! We then continued to head south some more until we reached Point Lobos. We spent the next few hours hiking the entire outer rim of the park, taking in the incredible weather, clear skies, and the sound of waves crashing onto the shore. It was such a wonderful time, and we got to just enjoy the nature surrounding us and each other's company, which obviously cost us nothing.
While the cost of living in the Bay Area is nothing short of absurdly astronomical, I will say that we at least have a ton of great things to do nearby that cost little or nothing. For a mere $35 (I added $5 in for gas), we got to spend a sweet day together and got our hike on, one of Neal and my's favorite things to do.
|View from our hike.|
|God bless Neal for putting up with my endless selfie requests!|