Well, I guess 6 months is more than enough time to ignore this blog!
Top of the catch-up list... In February, Eddie and I spent 10 fabulous days in California! Although the weather was less than ideal, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to connect two of his Jazz Festival gigs with a scenic ride on the PCH from SanDiego to Monterey. I can now say I understand why so many people want to live in California! Earthquakes... shmirthquakes!
I know this looks like painted scenery, but it's very real and oh so beautiful!
We had a lovely home cooked dinner by the fireplace and an overnight visit with friends, Dick And Johann at their amazing home in Emerald Bay. This was taken on their porch... what a view!
I just loved this tree! I could not get enough photographs of the unique and different foliage along the way.
Had to take this picture on their spot for them.
Not exactly the best weather for us and the scenic drive we'd so been looking forward to.
Still... the most amazing vistas appeared around every corner along the way.
Lunch stop at Nepenthe in Big Sur. Fabulous view but a $6.00 glass of iced tea? Oh yeah, we are in California!
A bright spot in the weather begins to open up on the way to Monterey.
My two favorite Eddies! An overnighter at our talented and dear friend Eddie Erickson's before we spend our final weekend at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Cold and rainy day but we ventured out any way to take the 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach to Carmel.
Only my brave, fearless husband would climb down a cliff to get some real pebblesfor me from Pebble Beach! Save those chops, Eddie Metz... you have music to play!
The famous Lone Cypress tree at Pebble Beach. There were actually three guys playing golf just beyond the next turn. Burrrrrrrr!
Carmel - the beautiful streets and lovely, expensive boutiques and restaurants. We had a magnificent dinner at Il Fornaio - what a treat!
I could spend a day here exploring all the fabulous art galleries! Maybe next time.
This is Monterey harbor where the festival is held. Now that our time is almost up, the sun is out!
The natural inhabitants of the harbor just hanging around.
Finally... the love of my life doing what he does best! Thank you, baby for taking me along for the ride! Where are we going next?