Central California Coast in Pictures
Our wonderland along the central California coast was bounded by Monterey Beach, CA to the north and Pismo Beach, CA to the south.
Succulents along the street on the way to the huge rock jutting as if out of nowhere along Morro Bay:
Nestled in the hills at San Simeon, Randolph Hearst’s Castle, a world-class historic house museum.
The Dining Room is elegant with casual touches: a bottle of ketchup and a jar of mustard for guests amid all the silver, crystal, and china. Paper napkins in vases too. Shabby chic? I don’t think so. Practical luxury!
Elephant seals, reclaimed from near-extinction, now thrive along the central California coast.
Most hotels had fireplaces and we used ours constantly at night. Sweaters and jackets were part of our daily outfit. We never turned on the TV.
As diarist Samuel Pepys would say, “And so to bed.”
Sunset in Cambria, CaliforniaI thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
Nice trip. I would love to drive the Pacific Coast some day.
I can\’t remember the last time I saw the word \”noggin\” in print 🙂
And I can\’t believe I saw it in a semi-fancy restaurant. It\’s on a ranch which Clint Eastwood owns, so that explains a lot.
Love the California coast…I\’m glad you were able to go there and the signs are great!
Thanks. Great hearing from you too!
I stumbled across your LINKEDin Profile Page. Susan and I would be honored if you joined our LINKEDin network. Great looking pictures and I like the title, featuring your Mennonite background. God bless…Jerry
So glad you \”stumbled upon\” my blog. Now you can learn all the secrets of my life before we met so many years ago. Great to hear from you again!
I think you should include Samuel Pepys in your list of purple quotes.
Great idea, Shirley. Purple Passages is an ongoing compilation on the Menu bar that will be added to at least monthly. Glad you are paying close attention. \”And so to bed,\” I say.
Which other Pepys\’ quote would you include?