Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Since we had driven the lower part of Big Sur, we took off to finish the drive. Starting in Monterey we drove THE 1 back down to Gorda. This took us across some amazing bridges and the drive is just spectacular. The ride around the 17 mile drive of Pebble Beach was a sight to see. Big McMansions lining the coast,behind large fences or gates. The Golf Courses, Pebble Beach and Spyglass were truly beautiful. Of course you must pay a Toll to the Troll before they allow such earthlings as us to enter hollowed ground..LOL
Morro Bay, known for the BIG ROCK, that sits in the middle, what an incredible site!!! Mike and I drove from Morro Bay to Gorda along Route 1, which is the lower half of Big Sur. Elephant Seals are protected along the beach, and at one of the viewing sites, several squirrels, have made nests and come out to beg food and other goodies from , what I'm certain they feel are THEIR PEOPLE!!!!
We stopped at Gorda, and met a German couple that had rented a van, what a hoot, it was painted to look like a 60's flower child van!!!! While there, we were fortunate to see a Migrating Whale. We drove back toward Morro Bay in time to catch a magnificent sunset!!!!
Solvang, an old Danish town, streets filled with chocolate stores and pastry shops!!!! A chocoholics dream..Mike and I wandered the shops and had a taste here and there..LOL..We have decided it is possible to eat and drink our way across California, but Martybear says we need to be careful, we could end up looking like stuffed people!!!!!