Last week was my birthday. My husband and I and our good friends took a drive up the central California Coastline.
We left from the Los Angeles area and headed up. Our first night's stop was in Morro Bay. Morro Bay is a quaint little waterfront city. You cannot drive up the coastline and not stop at the Hearst Castle. This Castle which sits on top a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean shows the eclectic lifestyle and collecting passion of William Randolph Hearst.
It is built on 127 acres and it took 30 years to build!
My favorite was the Neptune Pool. Look how blue the water is!
Mr Hearst's private Library off his bedroom was unbelievable!
We also stopped at a beach called Seal Beach. Look at all those sea lions laying along the beach! You can see them for miles!
I tried to zoom in on them, their little faces were so cute!
Our next stop was Monterey Bay. I loved Monterey! They had a nice Fisherman's Wharf and the shopping downtown was GREAT! I got some Christmas Shopping done at the Coach Store!
We also visited Carmel-By-The SeaThere is a 17 Mile area that is guarded and you have to pay a fee to enter through any of the 5 toll guard booths! I have lived in California my whole life, so it made me roll my eyes. The last time my husband and I took this drive was right after we got married. There were no toll booths then. What a joke!
My favorite beach was Pebble Beach. I took my shoes off and ran into the water right at this spot. It was SO COLD that it actually took my breath away!!!
The trees all along this area were odd looking Cypress Trees. Here is one I took a picture of that is quite different looking.
There was a lot of scenic stop areas, I was taking pictures at every stop!This is the Lone Cypress Tree. It has sat here perched above the Pacific Ocean on this rock for over 200 years. Thanks for joining me on my trip up the coast. I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Since I have so many blue pictures, I thought I would join in with Ms Sally at Smiling Sally's Blog for Blue Monday. Be sure to click here and go visit other Blue posts!