Maybe I use the sentence "This is the best/worst day of my life" a bit indiscriminately, but a lot of my time with Ryan—especially outdoors—merits the "best day" status.
One of the things we missed most in Indiana was being able to get up above our surroundings and enjoy the view. (We were spoiled in Utah.) It's amazing how literally getting above your surroundings can broaden your perspective and help you refocus.
We recently explored the trails above our favorite beach near Montera (north of Pacifica), and we were not disappointed. I would recommend this hike to anyone. (If you live here, ask me for more details!) It'll get your heartrate up, but it's not long or too strenuous by any means. And besides that, it is gorgeous! I wish the pictures could show how majestic it is, but just know that it's even prettier in real life.