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Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday, Monday...

Usually my favorite day of the week, but I have to say I am finding it a bit difficult to get back into any kind of routine. Our vacation was relaxing and we had a good time, and all I can think about it is when we'll have the opportunity to go again. I love the central coast. The weather was PERFECT. The day temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the low 70s and it was breezy. Spending summer time on the coast is like a little bit of Heaven.
We visited various seaside towns and just concentrated on enjoying ourselves, our surroundings and each other (of course!) We stopped at a vineyard and did some wine tasting and came home with three new bottles of wine. Yummy! We also stopped in a town called Nipomo and ate at a restaurant called Jocko's. It wasn't fancy and is a hole in the wall but it was recommended to us by my hubby's boss and let me tell you...I've never had a better steak. I ordered the filet mignon and it was soooo tender and the size of it? Well I'm just sorry I didn't take a picture of it for you to see. It was HUGE!. We will definitely stop there again on a future trip.
Here are a few of the pictures I took. I hope you enjoy them.

We're on our way! The hills glow with their golden glow of Summer. In the Spring, these hills are lush and green. This is the James Dean Memorial Highway. This intersection is where the tragic crash occurred.

Another picture of the garden where we stayed.

Mine, mine, mine ! Pelicans diving for fish.
Elephant Seals sunning themselves. Cambria
A "rude" gesture perhaps? I think he wants me to leave him alone. (LOL)
Boats on the water...Avila BeachSan Simeon
Highway 1, my very favorite highway. Traveling south from Big Sur
And the fog rolls in...
These clouds seem to mimic the motion of the waves belowSunshine on the water.
Have a great day!

15 comments:

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Those are awesome photos! I love the one of the clouods! So neat!
Being able to enjoy the summer without the awful heat and humidity must be soooo nice.

Mary said...

Hi Rechelle,
Stopped by to see if you had posted those photos...

They are wonderful! Such a beautiful spot, and just loaded with wonderful photo opportunities!
xoxo,
Mary

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, Rechelle, those photos are so wonderful. I bet you could frame them and sell them. Awesome!!I'm glad you shared them. I love the sea lion and the clouds and ..all of them. :)
Warmly, Deb :)

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Rechelle...those are awesome pictures! Love the seal pics..lol!

Glad you had a great time!

Hugz,
Michele

rosechicfriends said...

Beautiful pictures! Love those sun bathing sea lions...I have been on hwy 1 but further north in Ca AND OR..just breathtaking views everywhere!

Have a blessed day!
Lorena

Dawn said...

You have beautiful pictures!! I love the one where the clouds look the waves.

I'm sure you are looking forward to going back again.

The filet mignon sounds very good. I love that.

take care,
Dawn

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh my gosh those clouds are soooo cool and I love the seals!
Hugs~Kelly

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Rechelle; Sounds like a lovely trip, and the photos are so beautiful looking. Wish I were there. I would hate to leave too. lol
Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Angie said...

Hey Rechelle!

What fabulous photos! I wanted to climb right through my monitor onto that beach! The sea lion totally cracked me up...lol! I so know what ya mean about not being able to get back into the routine....I am gonna miss my sandals..boohoo!

~Angie

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Welcome back...those elephant seals are neat! Great pictures of your vacation! ~Rhonda

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi again Rechelle,
Please come visit me..I have a little something for you!
Deb

Traci said...

Wow....I soooo want to head to the ocean now. Really, I just want to cruise to the little towns.....sigh....thanks for the pictures.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is sooooooooo cool!!!! It's amazing!!!!


M ^..^

Layla said...

I wanna take a vacation SO bad now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)
Layla

PS...Thanks for the support on my quest to become HGTV's next Design Star! I really appreciate your support girl!

Kim's Treasures said...

Sound like a glorious vacation!!! Your photos are great! Thanks for sharing!