Wednesday, August 13, 2014

California Dreamin'- Summer Vaca!

Me and Fermin on our trip to Carmel, California
Fermin and I spent the last week in Monterey and Carmel, California.  Such a great trip.  And such a nice break from the summer heat here in Dallas.  While it was in the 100s here, it was in the 60s there. Ahhhh...

I hadn't been to that area of California since I was about 10 years old, and Fermin had never been.  It was just beautiful! All of it!  I think my favorite was the 17-mile drive.  We kept calling it "17-mile ride in a jiffy, because we felt so rushed.  We needed a day there, and we only had an hour before we had to catch our flight home. Hopefully, someday we can go back and Fermin can play a round of golf at Pebble Beach, where this will be his view from the course!
17-mile drive/Pebble Beach
Beaches, for me, are especially nice when you have to wear a scarf and leggings!  This is the beach in Carmel that was just a short walk from where we stayed.
Carmel Beach

We also made it to Capitola one day for lunch, and walking around.
Another beach, where a scarf was required.
Loved these tiles along the wall of the beach!
Of course, I found my way to a bead store one day.  And it was a great one!  They had lots of vintage beads-  and a shop cat named Marshmallow.
Marshmallow, the cross-eyed cat, was a great host at Paradise Beads.
One other spot we made it to was Big Sur.  So picturesque, my iPhone really didn't do it justice.
Fermin and Me- Big Sur
We'll be back, California!  So much fun we just didn't have time to get to all we wanted to do and see...Including the Hearst Castle.  Or the Aquarium. Not to mention, 17-mile drive NOT in a jiffy, but at a long, leisurely pace. Next time...

1 comment:

ally K said...

Those pictures are great! Sounds like an awesome vaycay! I am booking my tickets now to visit Marshmallow at Paradise Beads! Adorable kitty...