describe the best road trip you’ve ever taken

big creek bridge. photo by desiree east

big creek bridge crossing. big sur, ca.

The best, best, bestest road trip I’ve ever taken was during our honeymoon, of course! (The second bestest road trip would have to be any and all trips to Baja). You see, we are simple people, who love the adventure of spontaneity. No fancy resorts or crowded beaches. Just me, my hubby and the open road. For our honeymoon, we decided to spend two weeks on the road and take a trip up the coast from California, up to the Oregon coast. We camped and surfed on the way up and on the way back down. It was amaaaazing (as I bat my eyelashes and clasp my hand to my heart). I’m such a sucker for romance.

Before Brendon and I got engaged, we were both finishing up our studies, separately at college. I was up at UC Santa Cruz and Brendon was at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. We would visit each other between our studies and take mini trips to the Big Sur coast. To this day, we’ve continued the tradition of camping and surfing up there at least once, if not several, times a year. Sometimes we’d shoot up there by ourselves for a quick getaway and sometimes we’d meet up with friends and family.

It’s our home away from home, and it’s become a yearly road trip I most certainly always look forward to…

harmony. photo by desiree east

yep, that sign says harmony

surf check. photo by desiree east

quick little surf check.

surfer's journal. photo by desiree east

down time...

desi and moana. photo by brendon east

even moanas favorite word is holoholo...(now, if we can only sneak her onto an airplane)