So, Northern California was fabulous.
The Nike Women’s (half) Marathon was good, and the time spent in San Francisco was wonderful… BUT, Santa Cruz/Capitola/Carmel/the Carmel Valley really stole the show.
I could honestly see myself living there (although, Im beginning to believe that I can see myself living anywhere/everywhere).
We went to Pebble Beach (umm, wow) and here is the view of the water from the Pebble Beach Lodge:
Then, we went to Carmel to walk around and do some window shopping.
We then headed to the Carmel Valley to a FABULOUS winery (Bernardus Lodge & Winery) to enjoy lunch… which turned out to be one of the best meals I have ever had. and the wine was fantastic too.
Here is a view from our lunch table, looking out onto the croquet field and some of the cottages that they rent out:
Fabulous, I tell ya. Fabulous.