Debra Alison | San Diego Photographer
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Road Trip to Monterey + Big Sur | Pacific Coast Highway

Pismo Beach Adventuring

I've always loved what I do, but every once in a while I forget the WHY. Why do I do it? When I am reminded whenever I get an amazing client into the studio and reminded again when our client-business relationship turns into a friendship! Some of you might remember Ally's boudoir session. She's truly one of the most badass babes ever.

We quickly became friends + embarked on a series of adventures. We hiked, hung out with adorable cows, and most notably, we road tripped up the PCH to visit Big Sur!

 Wearing my  LOWA boots ! My favorites.

Wearing my LOWA boots! My favorites.

We stopped along all the little quaint cities along the Pacific Coast Highway: Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon, Carmel and 17 Mile Drive in Monterey!

The first night we slept in the car somewhere in Monterey. I can't tell you where exactly, because we don't have any idea where. Some might call us shameless, but I like to say that we're just adventurous spirits. The second night we explored Big Sur & McWay Falls! I was determined to find first come, first serve camping, but no dice! If you're a stickler about these things be sure to reserve campsites ahead of time. We ended up just parking off to the side and making camp along a cliff. It may or may not be technically allowed...

On our way back, the car broke down just north of LA on the freeway. We were towed to a mechanic shop at 4 pm. They could do nothing for us, we haphazardly drove it the dealership. There was a mix up with paper work and left us in the lurch. It was a huge debacle and we ended up having to spend the night nearby. It's all laughable now, but it was quite a trip!

 Relaxing in a hammock! Grab yourself a hammock at  Madera Outdoor  for 40% off with DBRA40.

Relaxing in a hammock! Grab yourself a hammock at Madera Outdoor for 40% off with DBRA40.