We have returned from a long weekend on the Central Coast to Elle Cottage. We extended our trip by a day. We had the warmest weather there I can remember for February. It was 71 on Saturday. Perfect. We spent a couple hours on the beach and at the park.
We took a favorite hike up to the top of the hill at Fiscallini Ranch Preserve. A popular walking area set aside as a preserve with lots of trails. Here was our goal. We needed it after a lunch out for burgers and fries.
It was just us three as the older kids all had school or work. I miss them when we can't be together but it rarely happens that we can all travel together any longer.
Gorgeous views from the top of the hill.
The trail down. Easier than up for sure.
We literally unplug up there as there is no wi-fi and barely any cell service. I have to walk around the yard to find a bar to try and call home. I enjoy it though and read a lot and napped and ate WAY too much. We only ate out once for lunch. $20. The rest of the time we ate in. BBQ and lots of noshing on snacks. I find I like restaurant eating less and less. I can't stand the expense. What is happening to me? I keep thinking I could buy half a weeks groceries for the cost. I am not one for crowds either. Am I strange or what?