Saturday, October 25, 2008


As we continue further down the California coast, the next stop on Highway 1 is Carmel-by-the-Sea.

With it's established gardens, thatch rooves, art galleries and fine dining Carmel is a beautiful (and well monied) town where every building looks like it was pulled right out of a fairy tale book.

Interesting fact: Clint Eastwood was once the mayor.

Depsite its picturesque setting, we only managed to get one photo:

Famous residents of Carmel include Clint Eastwood, Betty White, Doris Day, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Ansell Adams and Rupert Murdoch.

I recommend the coastal drive for anyone who visits California. It takes about 8 to 10 hours to drive from SF to LA, but we divided it over two days which was more than enough to see everything we needed to without left feeling overloaded by driving and site seeing.

If you still need convincing, here are some photos of the scenic drive.

On this day The Son slept the entire car ride, The Man loved all the old ladies driving their Jaguars and I thought I was going to die by driving directly over a cliff.

Remember that you can click on any photo to enlarge!

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