18 August 2011

Carpe Diem: Day Trip

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Sometimes it is enough merely to go

Yesterday, we went.  And it was lovely.  Carpe diem, my friends.

Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The day began shrouded in mist. The Monterey fog was soothing, enveloping us in dewy softness as we strolled along Cannery Row.

Big Sur, CA

After a brief stop in Carmel, we headed south on Highway 1 towards Big Sur.  The scenery is breathtaking, to say the least.  We pulled off the road several times for photo opportunities and watched as the mist chased us down the coast.

Animal Friends

Nature abounds along the cental coast.  We tried desperately to get a snapshot of the California Condor but the giant gliding beauties were always just out of range.

Of course, no trip to Big Sur would be complete without a stop at Nepenthe for a glass of wine and some fabulous snacks.  This restaurant-with-a-view has been a favorite for many years.  We lounged on the back patio, soaking up the gentle rays of sun, before heading home.

The return trip was just as inspiring. We pulled into our driveway listening to Hey Jude just as the light was fading.  Such a beautiful day, such seizable moments.  I'll be sure to remember this during the humdrum schedule of winter.

Many smiles,


Today's Gratitude List:
  • the ease of online shopping
  • one more quiet morning
  • the scent of brewing coffee
  • a cat curled at my feet

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your shots, i lived in carmel for years and still get a pitter patter moment any time i see pics of the area... heavy sigh~


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