I have just a few more pictures of the drive.
Of course I made Ron stop at the famous Bixby Creek Bridge (or Bixby Bridge.) I hurried to take my pictures when we realized he had stopped at a bus stop. Seriously? The bus route comes down this treacherous road and stops at this forlorn spot?
Completed in 1932, this artistic, curving bridge is 714 feet long with 320 feet of that over the arch. It is an icon of the Big Sur drive, requiring every motorist to take a selfie with the bridge. A bicyclist asked me if I wanted him to take my picture with the bridge and I gave my standard reply, "No thanks, I know what I look like."
After a very scary drive through a residential area of Monterey, where Ron was sure I was directing him incorrectly, we arrived at the very scenic Elks Lodge. (I have to admit I was having doubts too.) They allowed us to dry camp which brought our cost down to $12.50 a day, rather than the $25 they charge for hookups. We've been in some beautiful Elks lodges this trip, but this one takes the cake. It has a pool, exercise room, and sauna, (none of which we used,) and a gorgeous view of the bay.
We took a ride around the area. Here's Fisherman's Wharf.
And Cannery Row.
And Point Pinos Lighthouse.
Right across from the lighthouse is a golf course with an unusual grounds keeper.