The view of San Francisco from Grizzly Peak, Berkeley. (Actually, it wasn't my idea to drive up there, *Lee took it into his head that it would be a lovely panoramic view and directed us there. I thought he was crazy when I started climbing those hills in my car but he was right. Gorgeous)
The vacation begins in my own backyard. Pretty nice backyard view, no?
*Lee, being the GPS voice.
Naturally after telling EL how cold the mountains and the coast are and to not bring that many tank tops it was just gorgeous. Hot even. Tank top weather in Yosemite, Cambria, even San Francisco. Only Carmel didn't make a liar out of me and was socked in with fog and cold. Weather. Sweet gesture, but really, I wouldn't have minded another couple of days of heat. Pffft. The sea lions didn't cooperate either. They just barked gaily at us from Bird Rock. At least I think they were sea lions. Sounded like them. Couldn't see 'em. Boo.
Check out this nice deer that was hanging out in front of the Curry Village store in Yosemite. That's a tiny triangle in the middle of several pathways he's loitering in. For hours. Later he was hanging out off the meadow path across the way with his wife. I think he was paid. You can get anything in Curry Village store, I think. I'd forgotten my toothbrush. I could have forgotten everything.
I was tempted to get an "I survived Half Dome" T- shirt but as I barely survived not having a cabin with a bathroom in it, it seemed wrong.
I did get a Tree Hugger T-Shirt.
Is that a rock or what?
The view from the Moonstone Bar & Grill. Sweet. The beach boardwalk was pretty tasty too. (The link loads with crowd sounds).
The castle I want? Hearst's.
I had a fabulous time! Way too fast though. Not my driving. It's official. I drive like an old lady. OTOH, I lived to talk about it. At least I let the other cars go by. According to EL, all of them in CA. What can I say? I hate being stuck behind someone driving slower than I want to and there was no way I was going to speed up. Did I mention the scary part? I try not to drive faster than I can see and the road was vanishing into either cliffs or seawater.
I didn't knit much (although EL did master the knit and purl stitches- whoo hoo!) but tried to finish off the cardigan in Carmel - it was FREEZING! but alas, I don't seam quickly. Something about driving twisty winding roads and then staring open mouthed at ocean and mountain views (and fabulous castle-homes).
I did manage to catch Gray's Anatomy Thursday night - Kevin McKidd, enough said. I thought he looked good in Journeyman [fans self].