Tuesday, June 19, 2012

17 Mile Drive, Monterey Peninsula

April 15, 2012

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From Monterey, we took the 17 Mile Drive, a very scenic drive along the coast of the Monterey Peninsula in California. From that point, the road leads to Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel and the whole region is a gated community for the rich.

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Rugged coasts.

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The trees in the whole area are protected and can't be cut. This one is in the middle of the road! Buildings can't be higher than 2 storeys.

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Sea lions on the rock...

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...same as the last time I was here.

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Guess who, nearly the same spot 15 years ago.

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The Lone Cypress Tree is the symbol for the whole region. It is 250 years old and images of this tree are protected so that if you use a photo of it for commercial purposes, you will be breaking the law and can be prosecuted.

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On the grounds of the Pebble Beach Golf Links where we FC treated us to a scrumptious lunch. Beautiful isn't it? Pebble Beach Golf Links is the most famous golf course in the US and one of the top in the world. The view from the 18th hole is said to be the best. I don't golf so I'll never see that view. 
From this point on, all my photos will be K's or my hub's because the photos I took were mistakenly erased. I'm still bummed about that.

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We shared two platters of seafood.

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K's fish--can't remember what fish.

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Hub's fish.

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FC's burger.

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Yi's fish which I tasted, and it was very good.

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I was very happy with my crab salad. It was fresh, delicious and didn't leave me feeling too stuffed with greasy food. I think Nephew had the greasy fish and chips, not shown here.

We never got to visit Pacific Grove the town, just like the previous time we were in the area. I didn't even know Pacific Grove is a town/city until I googled it when writing this post.

(next, Carmel-by-the-sea)

6 comments:

RUNNING BROOK said...

Hi Terri

I liked how you compared the pictures from the past with the present. nostalgic. simple. kinda like nature stood still but the people around it aged.

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

It's amazing seeing the US through your eyes. These are places I've never been before. This must've been an incredible trip for you and Yi.

Zurin said...

You had a great time didnt you Terri! :) i w;d like to live in a place where no trees can be cut and building nt more than 2 storeys...but in a temperate country of course..lol

tina said...

You are having such a fantastic time! Envious! hehe

Jasmine said...

Hi Terri,
Check out this NYTimes article "Web Sites Illuminate Unknown Artists". Hong Yi could showcase her works here too?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/arts/design/web-site-gives-artists-fame-in-times-square.html?src=me&ref=arts

Jasmine

terri@adailyobsession said...

runningb: yes it's strange how nothing seem to hv changed; only the people changed.

ccc: i want to do a trans-america trip someday, before hub n i get too old to drive:)

zurin: if we hc more trees n less tall buildings, it'd be so nice. in kk, Tanjung Aru is the town where tall buildings are not allowed bc it is in the flight path of airplanes but unfortunately, like all malaysian towns, tree horticulture is not a priority:(

tina: honey, i am home already, hv been since early May! gosh! i got a msg just today frm another tina asking when i'll be home...!

jasmine:wow. this is exactly what my daughter is experiencing, her art thru social websites n not the traditional art galleries. thnx for the link, am sending to her now:)

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