One of the highlights of returning to Northern California was seeing Big Sur in person. It was so beautiful, it didn't even seem real. My friends Lauren, Jen, Jeremy and I rented a car, left San Francisco in the wee hours of the morning and cruised down the California coast. It was jaw-droppingly gorgeous, I couldn't believe it!!!
We stopped in Monterey on the way down for lunch, and in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the way back. Carmel is one of the most overwhelmingly wealthy places I've ever been. Every house is a mansion, the small town had a Tiffany's, and every single store was a high end restaurant, or a commercial art gallery - presumably for rich retirees to decorate their houses. Clint Eastwood used to be the mayor of Carmel!
The Bixby Bridge - so cool!!!
Sigh, what a magical place. I'll definitely be back again one day.