four years ago today [2012.10.30]
i woke up early parked on the streets of carmel-by-the-sea.. i think there was some noise at night or in the morning from a truck nearby, and i had wanted to leave before anyone noticed i was sleeping in the camper on the street. i got a sub for breakfast and explored a small beach before going to point lobos. when i got there, they said there was no entrance fee for walking or biking in but one for driving in. i parked on the side of california route 1 near other cars a few hundred feet up, grabbed my folding bike and camera, and went in to explore. it was pretty large and i spent a good while there before heading south.
it was a long day of driving and exploring. i stopped at some spots in big sur.. it was quite beautiful there with many overlooks of the coast. i saw a number of antique cars drive by when i was at one of them before heading to hearst castle. the first friend i met in san francisco had told me it was a neat place to check out though the last tour of the day had already started when i got to the visitor center. something told me to have a closer look at the photos and postcards in the gift shop when i was about to leave. as i walked around there, my awareness was all of a sudden drawn to the girl at the cash register. i felt her energy from where i stood and felt like i could feel what she was really communicating when i heard her speaking. almost the instant i was drawn to her, she ran her hand through her hair to adjust it, and a split second later i decided i wouldn't talk to her and would get going to cambria. although i didn't see it, something told me she did that to show me her ring.. i walked around for a few seconds before leaving and noticed she indeed did have something shiny on her left hand. it was amazing to feel the connection and experience how quickly we can communicate at a higher level through feeling.
it was foggy in cambria.. i explored a spot by the water and checked out a couple empty lots of land that were for sale. i thought perhaps i could get one to stay between my journeys though i wouldn't have been able to stay long term due to a water shortage in town.