This is what it looks like here today.
We had 4 inches of snow and it is currently 14 degrees! So…………………… I am California Dreaming!
Pebble Beach and 17 Mile Drive
Okay. We left off in the California countryside after visiting the Reagan Library heading north towards Pebble Beach, Monterey, and Carmel. IT WAS STUNNING! I really loved the coast. We stopped along the way at an adorable, but freezing cold, surf town called Pismo Beach where we had one of the best bowls of clam chowder EVER. It was floating in butter and had a generous serving of crab on top. Did I mention it was GREAT? Then on to this…. 17 Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula.
|The Lone Cypress|
We went to the Pebble beach golf course and watched the rich people play golf. One round of golf was about $500 so, no, we didn’t play. It was just as spectacular in person as it is on TV.
What can I say about Carmel, CA? Clint Eastwood is a genius for living there and being the Mayor of this picturesque village. It reminded me of what Gatlinburg used to be before all of the t shirt shops moved in, only more upscale.
We had a wonderful time exploring the city of Monterey. They also had people standing outside restaurants trying to entice you in by giving free samples of Clam Chowder. I had no idea it was such a big deal in Cali? I always considered clam chowder a New England thing. YUMMY!
I’ll leave you with some happy Dahlia pictures found in the square outside our eating place.
Next, and last California post is San Francisco! Thanks for travelling with me and see you soon!