for those not so inclined to stay among the redwoods of big sur, far away from phones and tvs and clocks and air conditioning, i would like to recommend carmel. it's about 20 minutes from big sur and we will arrange a shuttle service to make a stop there on Ssaturday, the 21st. and also for those who aren't able to fit within the rules and regulations of the room block at the big sur lodge (it's a popular destination, sorry it's hard to stay in, but it's worth it!).
you're on your own the night of the arrival dinner, unfortunately. shuttles don't grow on trees yet.
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