|Me at sunset on the beach at Carmel by the Sea – picture taken by TE (above)|
Thought I would share these photos taken in Carmel, CA this past weekend. TE and I drove up north to spend the weekend in what he describes as one of his most favorite places. We left on Friday right after work and drove over 5 hours. We arrived in Carmel at 10p and had a nice dinner at Casanova…a lovely Italian restaurant in the heart of town.
I had of course been to Carmel before…being a native Californian and all…but I had not seen the Carmel that TE knew so well (he had actually lived in the area at one point).
TE’s Carmel definitely was all about the outdoors…it included the most amazing 3.5 hour walk on Point Lobos (a California State Park right on the water) – what an incredible nature walk through a cypress forest overlooking the ever grand Pacific Ocean. We walked on the beach at sunset…and we drank wine on the beach at midnight. On Saturday afternoon, we stopped at the Mission Ranch Restaurant for a pre-dinner snack and sat on an outdoor patio overlooking a large meadow with sheep grazing in the distance.
We visited photography galleries with Ansel Adams prints, window shopped at night and enjoyed the festive vibe around town.
Here’s a look at some of the places we went in Carmel:
|TE dodging the waves in Carmel! (above)|
Below are pictures of the absolutely majestic Point Lobos. A must stop if you are ever traveling through California. The forest of Monterey cypress and pine trees, the rocky shoreline, the unbelievable vistas…Point Lobos is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
Even while having a glass of wine and some evening appetizers, Carmel offered us a glimpse of nature in the form of farm life at Mission Ranch Restaurant. Here a cute group of sheep relaxed in the glow of the setting sun…with a little black sheep (literally) doing his own thing and still grazing away!
A weekend designed to enjoy the natural beauty of the California coastline. I highly recommend!
P.S. Best of friend FF and her hubby CCF are in town today (they are here for a black tie event)…TE and I are taking them to Malibu to our favorite spot there to watch the sunset and then to dinner at Nobu. Will be fun.
P.P.S. Need a part-time assistant! Help. Email resumes to [email protected] and I can send you a job description. Must be in Los Angeles area.
Photos by Coco of COCOCOZY except for photo 1 takenby TE 🙂