McWay Falls

posted on: 3.31.2014

I wish I could tell you some romantic story about our road trip to McWay Falls. You know something like... the moment I finally saw a waterfall on the beach my eyes filled with tears of joy, and then Erik swooped me off my feet and kissed me just like he did the first time. That kind of story.

Well that's not our vacation tale. The drive to Big Sur was filled plenty of tears alright... tears of my flippin' panic attack. Sure I'm smiling in these images, but take a closer look, you will see that I look nervous. Nervous is an understatement, smiling for these pics was nothing short of an achievement. I hate heights, and although I knew this road included cliffs and turns and high HIGH mountains, I figured I would feel safe in the comfort of a car. Nope. Within the first 30 minutes of driving on California's highway I noticed we were continuously climbing upward. Shortly thereafter we made a sharp turn and I looked down, big mistake. The rest of the drive consisted of, "Erik, slow down!" "But, I don't care if those cars are going faster than us, I care about our lives!" "Ahhh I hate Big Sur!" Yes, the words of a mad woman. Poor poor Erik. We had to pull over multiple times and I may have impulsively sucker punched his right arm when he went 40 around a 25 mph turn.

Do not fret this story doesn't end badly. Six long hours later we arrived safe and sound in Monterey. We lit a fire, then laughed profusely thinking about the insanity of that drive my fears/emotions. The rest of our vacation we stuck to less adventurous activities like the Monterey Bay Aquarium (pics soon)! So in the end, McWay was beautiful, but will I be going back? Heck no.

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely, gorgeous! Love Big Sur…so beautiful! Glad to hear momentary panic was worth the view :)

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  2. Wow those pictures are GORGEOUS!!! I get really nervous too on those steep drives but the destination always ends up being pretty great :)

    Abby
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  3. Those pictures are so amazing!! I want to go there asap! :) I love your casual look - it is perfect for exploring!

    Maggie
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  4. Ohhh, haha, I'm sorry, panic attacks are horrible. Sorry for the haha too. On the bright side your photos are gorgeous! Lovely blog!

    belle + compass

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    1. Don't apologize for laughing we laughed at me too! Thanks for your sweet comment!

      xo

      Michaela

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  5. Gorgeous pictures!! I love Monterey... and I'm pretty excited to find another Golden Bear blogger :)

    Jessie at BlushandBlonde.com

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  6. Those views look amazing. I'm sorry you couldn't enjoy it much because of your panic attacks, though.

    -Gita
    www.mimiandchichi.com

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    1. Oh don't you worry sister I am well accustomed to being a spaz at this point in my life haha. The views were pretty amazing still.

      xo

      Michaela

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  7. Those photographs and views are incredible! I would love to visit there at some point in my life!

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    1. If you are up for the drive it is a must see, no where quite like it!

      xo

      Michaela

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  8. Loving your casual outfit! You are always just the cutest, even through your anxiety ;)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  9. Oh gosh you poor thing. The place looks amazing though!
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  10. hahah your poor poor men.



    xxx Anna
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  11. Could these photos be any more beautiful? I'm in love with all of the shades of blue, amazing! Don't worry, I reckon I would panic too if I was in your shoes - it definitely looks super high up, so I totally get your panic attacks!

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  12. What a stunning location! You manage to hide your fear very well in these photos :) At least it turned out well in the end.

    Euriental

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  13. These photos are absolutely stunning!

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  14. I love this! You look great!
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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