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May 25, 2015 - Drive to Big Sur

Big Sur: A combination of two languages that share the same history in California. Translated into full English a 'Big South", it refers to the central coast of California. In keeping with the Steinbeck theme, this is also close to Monterrey Bay where Cannery Row was. The pictures show the coast; a lunch break with John, Barb, Julia, and Mike; the Monterrey aquarium, and a walk close by Cannery Row.

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Mar 1, 2014 - Big Sur, Monterey, Artichoke Heaven

We heard that Big Sur is famous for surfing, but we didn't try it. The coast line from Carmel south through Big Sur is spectacular enough to enjoy without a surf board. High ciffs, rugged coast line, and crashing waves combined with the changing effects of the sunlight through and around the clouds combine for scenes found nowhere else. We had dinner at the Rocky Point Restaurant that is situated on the rocks jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. Fabulous sunset and coastal views. The food was good, too, but best of all, they serve Downtown...

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Jun 26, 2009 - Carmel CA

Carmel-By-The-Sea and Pebble Beach are synonymous with pristine coastal vistas, golf and elegant shopping venues. The 17 Mile Drive has several entrance gates and the fee to see how the rich and famous live and play is $9.50 per car. It is a really pretty drive, but the coastal fog sometimes makes it quite dismal and makes one wonder if it really is "THE" place to live! The town of Carmel, whose most famous resident and former mayor was Clint Eastwood, is definitely trendy and exclusive but even if we wanted to shop it would have been...

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May 8, 2009 - Carmel By-The-Sea & Big Sur

Today we visited Carmel by the Sea for a quickie visit and then drove the 26 mile scenic drive to Big Sur. I can see why Clint Eastwood lives in Carmel, it is beautiful. The water is a gorgeous blue color and the beach is sandy and inviting. We didn't stay long because our main goal was the drive to Big Sur. We have seen some fantastic views of the Pacific, but this place takes the cake. :-) It was spectacular! We stopped along the way and had a nice picnic and just took in the beauty. We visited a gift shop called Loma Vista Bakery and...

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Apr 4, 2009 - Big Sur is named correctly

What a day we have had. We left Santa Monica and headed up highway 1-ever turn is a picture post card. We made many stops along the way to stare in amazement and take a ton of pictures.What a beautiful coast line it is. We got to a spot just after big sur and decided to stop for lunch. I found a place called Rocky Point Restaurant on our gps. It sounded good so we stopped. Boy was I right ,it was fabulous. We had a great lunch and met a couple of girls, one was from San Fran. so she gave us a bunch of tips on where to go and what to see,...

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