A couple of you have asked when I was going to post pictures from my California adventure this past May with Gooch. Well, here it is and the pictures do not do it justice ~ Enjoy!
|Driftwood in Carmel-by-the-Sea.|
|A little cafe in Carmel-by-the-Sea. I could have spent all day here people watching alone.|
|This was a house in Carmel that I totally stalked! It was on the corner of Ocean Ave & Scenic Drive.|
I think that says it all!
|Swooooooon! Can't you see yourself having your morning coffee on the veranda overlooking the ocean?|
When everyone else is headed to work! *Sigh*
|Loved this rustic garage/shed. Carmel-by-the-Sea was filled with inviting vistas into private quarters.|
|Made it to Big Sur! Well worth the 30+ year wait since I first read about Big Sur in National Geographic as a little girl.|
|View of Bigsby Bridge|
|The terrain around Big Sur was constantly changing.|
|Leaving Big Sur. So sad, but siked to pick up Gooch and start our trip to SONOMA!|
|Let the fun begin!|
|We stayed @ a little B&B called An Inn 2 Remember. It was wonderful! Right on the square. |
We were the life of the party here!
|Gooch and I got the bright idea to bike our way through Sonoma. |
After all, we had ridden enough stationary bikes in our day! HA!
|Gooch was ready for the challenge!|
|Our first stop, which took us out of the rain, was at Sebastiani Vinyards. Not our fave.|
|But we were in SONOMA after all and the rain had finally stopped!|
|Our next stop was on our top 5 list: Bartholomew Park Winery! It delivered - we purchased a couple of bottles & had them shipped home. Sadly they were consumed pretty fast and it is terribly difficult to find BPW out of California! |
Guess we will have to visit again soon!!
|By this time we were STARVING! So we took a break from the bikes (and wine!) and|
found delicious treats in the Sonoma Market. We were VERY happy!
Speaking of the Sonoma Market, "The Bachelorette" finalist - Sonoma's own Ben Flajnik - will be at the Sonoma Market Friday, August 19th from 4 PM to 6 PM signing bottles of his Evolve Wines!
I can't believe I just shared that! LOL.
|Next on our trek was one of Sonoma's oldest family run winery, "Gunbun" or Gundlach Bundschu.|
|We had a blast in their cave tour, more because of the cast of characters that were there.. |
and lets be honest, we had been drinking since 10:00AM!
|Taking in the view @ Gunbun.|
|After the Cline tasting we were feeling REALLY REALLY good and stumbled into the Harvest Moon Cafe. |
We had the patio to ourselves, it was unseasonably cool for Sonoma, and we LOVED it!
|We ate VERY well throughout our Sonoma trip but Harvest Moon Cafe was by far our favorite!|
|The food was amazing!|
|This was just our dessert menu!|
|Our selections. Yummy!|
|Sonoma was hard to leave. But San Francisco beckoned....|
Gooch and I had such a fun time in California! This was just a little taste of our visit.
We have plenty more stories and pictures but I thought this was a perfect preview for now.
Hope you enjoyed it!
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