Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Aaaaahhhhhh. The California Pacific Coastline....

The Boston Family, minus the Bostons, has headed to California each summer since our son, The Writer moved out there in 2007 after college graduation.

That graduation year, Mr. Tennis and I drove The Writer's car across country for him as he was driving with Sammy, who also moved over there.

It was spectacular and I have so many pictures just from the trip across, but my absolute favorite part of California is the spectacular coastline.

We have driven the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) from San Francisco to San Deigo and just about every inch of it was worth the five days we took to do that. (That was in 2003 on a family trip).

Everytime we go we always make at least some part of the coast part of our visit.

These pictures taken by Mr. Tennis in August of 2007 of a small portion of the PCH speak for themselves:

One of our favorite beaches, El Matador Beach.  Just a little north of Malibu. 

We stopped overnight in this rustic lodge perched on the cliffs near Big Sur.

The 17-mile loop around Pebble Beach is worth the $10 entry fee.  Who could hit a golf ball with that view as a distraction?

The black dots on that large rock are seals!

We got some pictures closer to shore further down the road.

This tree is the iconic image for this area as it shows the tenacity of nature in this rugged part of the coastline.

Heading back towards LA in the morning brings these misty images.

And a surpise gathering of Sea Elephants sunning on the beach as the day warms up!

Another time I hope to show the coastline views from the tony Laguna Beach area in SoCal.

Linking to Laura at Decore to Adore for Wayfaring Wednesdays!  Thanks Laura!


Claudia said...

I've driven that same stretch of highway. Glorious doesn't begin to describe it!


Chatty Crone said...

Okay I have driven on this highway once years ago - I would love to do it again - the pictures were so awesome.

Darby said...

We seriously just got back from touring the southern califorina coast! My brother is stationed at Camp Pendelton and we just went out to San Clemente for his wedding. We drove all the way up to Malibu because we heard there were some really awesome beaches with the rocks and seals (we clearly didn't go far enough) Your pictures are AMAZING! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Liz said...

Oh, this is a trip that I have always wanted to take. Your pictures are amazing! :)


Sarah said...

Wow, what amazing shots. Thanks for taking us along.

Mr. Connor said...

Really really nice ! Felt like I was there with you. Almost wants you to think of moving there so you can see it every day !

The Boston Lady said...
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Mr. Tennis said...

Thanks for bringing back some good memories. Let's do it again!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, those pictures are FABULOUS! this drive is on our must do list one day...san diego may even be our next trip.

and that kitty picture in your sidebar-i wrote a whole post about how my cat started doing that, stuffing her head in my glass! too funny!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful trip photos! I love that coast hwy! Such fun memories there too! Thanks for sharing all the fun and fab pics! Anne