One of the best things about the Bay Area is that you can drive two hours and see sights like these and end up in Carmel-By-The-Sea. And if you’re like us, you’ll take the wrong turn at least once and discover a cemetery bursting with colorful flowers, lush, green fields, happy cows and sea lions on the rocks below Highway 1.
The next day, you can explore some of the Carmel’s unique shops enjoy lunch at the over-the-top Post Ranch Inn with a ridiculously splendid view of the green rolling hills and the ocean below, and spot California Condors floating gracefully above. These birds can grow to have a wing-span of 9-1/2 feet and weigh 22 pounds. They’re awesome to see this close. The shot below was shot with an 85 mm lens. The huge bird was maybe 30 feet away.
And if that’s not enough goodness, you can sit in the beach with your wonderful wife and watch the hardy surfer dudes catch the last wave before sunset.
Happy anniversary, Kelly. You’re the best!