We Drove To Heaven

Winter Break Wednesday, we drove to heaven away from people and everything that is negative, angry, depressing, toxic.

It was the perfect family road trip. The Sun was out. The Sky so clear. It was just us marveling the glorious view of Big Sur and Carmel as we slowly savored the juiciest, best tasting Cheeseburger in the Planet.

It’s hard to find happiness these days. It is hard to escape from what suffocates the heart and numbs the soul. The news is all about “The Worst,” and it seems to no end. Too much of the bad, the destructive and the greedy. Too much of “All About Me,” instead of the direly needed “All About Us.” The noise and chaos, too deafening.

People would rather destroy the spark than give light a chance for hope, joy, unity, even love.

I wish I can take you all to our piece of heaven but for now, close your eyes and play pretend. Just imagine you’re in the car with me. Be open to see what I see. Be brave to feel what I feel.

Do you see the view outside the car window?

Do you feel the cold ocean breeze touching your face?

Do you feel butterflies in your tummy as the road dipped downwards in a series of narrow, sharp angles? Glorious?

This is our kind of adventure. This is our kind of heaven. It is ours. Never tainted by people, social media nor past circumstances. Never traded for the promises of this World. We travel the exciting unknown where our dream goes.

About Island Traveler

Just A Dad With A Dream.
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14 Responses to We Drove To Heaven

  1. This land locked okie can hear the waves hitting the shore and feel the ocean breeze at Big Sur. I’m glad you got away from it all, if only for a little while. Things are gonna get better. They just gotta!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking some of my most recent posts. My iPad was going ding! Ding! DING!😄

    I’m always happy to see you stop by.


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  2. CattleCapers says:

    That cheeseburger does look good.

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  3. What a beautiful day! What a beautiful drive!
    Some of us have to find our outdoor heaven away from the beach. It’s hard! But it can be done if you find the right mind set. Being out in nature is a great medicine for the soul! ..thanks for the ride!

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  4. auntyuta says:

    You were looking to share with your family a day without stress. It is great, that all of you were able to have such a stress free day near the ocean. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  5. restlessjo says:

    Cherish your dreams, darlin. They are the best reality 🙂 🙂

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  6. Ab says:

    This was such a lovely update to start my day with. I can almost feel the warmth of that bright side and the ocean mountain side breeze. You definitely got some lovely and calming views. And that cheeseburger looks mouth wateringly tasty.

    I know you and your family have had it pretty rough the last few months. So it’s great that you all got to enjoy this winter break time together and got such wonderful weather for your outing!

    Enjoy and take good care!

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  7. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. It’s the best kind of happy medicine there is. I agree, the news has gotten so dark and depressing that I rarely listen to it anymore. I do my best to create my own happiness in my home and get outside in the sunshine as much as possible. I guess that’s why my paintings have gotten so colorful, lol. Wish you all the best. Stay well and stay safe.

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  8. ourcrossings says:

    Wow, so many beautiful and sunny photos. You live in such a beautiful part of the world and California’s Coast is so utterly scenic – a few drives are more iconic than Highway 1 through Big Sur. May this Sunday brings all the good things in your life. May you have a fantastic week ahead. Happy Sunday to you! Aiva 🙂

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  9. Looks like a beautiful day and area to take a family road trip. It’s good to get some fresh air and change of scenery, otherwise every day just feels kind of the same.

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  10. Thank you for taking me along on your adventure. It is exactly the kind I love. Driving along the coast, or anywhere and seeing different scenery. I am not in love with “tourist traps” but love the alone time with nature.


  11. arlene says:

    What lovely scenery. Didn’t know you’re back to blogging.


  12. judithhb says:

    Glad to see you again. With all the depressing news around our wonderful world, it is great to get away even if only for one day. And oh yes. I remember Big Sur from 50 years ago. Your post brought our day there back clearly to my mind. Thank you for sharing.


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