Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Coastal Road Trip...
Three days, Seven hundred Fifty plus miles later and this is what we did and saw. Fair Warning: Photo heavy post. Our West Coast Lotus club and an interloper 1964 Corvette went on a whirlwind weekend trip. We made it three days however some had to do it in two days. Can you read...EXHAUSTING?!!! This is the famous Monterey Wharf and yes the weather was this beautiful.
Lots of water in the bay and assorted boats parked in the marina.
Our small private group of two Lotus Esprits and the Corvette are enjoying some excellent fresh fish at a lovely little restaurant on the wharf. The salmon had just been caught earlier in the day. YUM!
Driving Highway 1 along the Coast to Big Sur. It is amazing how we take for granted just how spectacular our country is.
We stopped to enjoy a bit of salt air and the most beautiful view.
This historic bridge is amazing and was at this same Vista Point stop.
No extra space for parking so we really packed the cars tightly together. Mr. C's black Lotus with the Magnolia interior is the one we maneuvered next to the guard rail.
Here is some of our group along side this very sporty Lotus Elise in the proper Colin Chapman British Racing Green with Yellow stripe. Colin Chapman was the founder of Lotus Cars.
We have reached our destination for the Grand Tour of Hearst Castle. It was a bit disappointing as our Governor Brown declared to close all the Visitor Center bathrooms and only have Port-a-Potties in honor of our drought. The outdoor Hearst Castle pool was also drained and dry. For the price of our admission to only see three rooms, out of 165 in the residence, I would think they could afford some water.
If you have never seen Hearst Castle it is spectacular. Here is a link.
This is the "receiving" room where famous people would gather at the end of a day playing tennis or horse-back riding or swimming.
This is merely a glimpse of the most beautiful and amazing indoor pool I have ever seen. For you architecture buffs this house was designed by Julia Morgan out of San Francisco.
To end our trip we gathered for dinner at the Sow's Ear in downtown Cambria and enjoyed a wonderful evening of food, fun and laughter. All in all our trip was far too fast and we feel like we missed so much. Having time schedules and rushing is not the way to do this lovely Coastal trip.
Thankfully we arrived safely home. Our Heat Wave continues with no rain in any forecast for our area. Fires continue to be the news of every day and so far...we have been spared.
I was able to sew two dresses and will share them soon. While at dinner and telling my friends about Dress a Girl Around the World the lady and daughter at the next table told me they are just finishing their batch of 3000 dresses. I was gob-smacked to say the least. Upon more chatting it turns out she and her daughter and their church make all these dresses. WoW!!! She inspired me to keep sewing.
Blessings and thank you for your friendship. I adore this blogging community we share.
As June comes to a close I can honestly say I did find my JOY in each and every day...sometimes it was a little search but it was always there. Now I shall see what July holds in store for me and what word might inspire me. I am liking a monthly word as opposed to an annual word. Life is ever-changing and I want to be flexible and tolerant. Creative Bliss is my forever that I follow...