A few weeks ago Jill and I spent 3 nights at the Big Sur Inn, aka Dietjen's, to celebrate several special occasions. It was her 60th, my 63rd, our 20th year together, and my very near now retirement - 3 days as of this posting!! We had a great time exploring several beaches, eating great food, hiking, enjoying libations, and relaxing. We headed north on spectacular Highway 1 and made several stops before checking in to Dietjen's. We saw hundreds of female elephant seals in spring molting attire, walked up and down Sand Dollar Beach, visited Henry Miller Library, and had a couple of shots at Nepenthe, both on the house and on us! We then headed up the Castro Canyon from Big Sur Inn and I didn't even get poison oak. The next day we went to Andrew Molero State Park - great dispersed walk-in camping for those of you interested in such - and then headed down to Julia Pfeiffer Beach with its beautiful arch carved out by big blue Pacific waves. That night we celebrated Jill's birthday with a bottle of Dom Perignon and had equally great dinners at Dietjen's. On Saturday, in spite of ever growing crowds, we visited McWay Falls in Julie Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then trudged up the Ewoldsen Trail for more panoramic views of Big Sur's riches. A good time was had by all and we so cherish living on the beautiful central coast of California...together.