For over 30 years, our home was 15 minutes or less from this magnificant beauty!
These two photos were taken in the parking lot of the Monterey Beach Hotel, the first hotel allowed to be built on the beach in the Bay. I worked here for several years. First as the Executive Secretary for the General Manager. Then as Assistant to the Owner of the properties. Yeah, this was a tough place to work! I had lunch every day overlooking this beauty! These photos face west, and south west.
This was taken from the other side of the Bay facing east. Yesterday was one of those beautiful sunny days on the Bay!
Taken from the Southwestern side of the Bay, although not clear, show the mountains around Santa Cruz!
A beautiful Cypress Tree right on the ocean front!
Monterey Harbor and Fisherman's Wharf.
So why ever move from such a beautiful place? With the year round temperature average of 65 to 68 degrees, mostly foggy, almost always damp weather? I mean - in the winter, when much of the country is freezing their toes off, and in the summer, others could fry eggs on the sidewalk, everyone loves the Coastal areas!
Well, we move because we found another beautiful place to live - El Paseo de Robles. We actually have seasons and we love it. We have nice hot summers, with some days well over 100, and some freezing temperatures during the winter. But for the most part, we have a little piece of heaven here on earth, and we love it. We're still close to the beach, should we want to go - 40 minutes or so. Close to the National Forests, just a couple of hours. We still live in the Salad Bowl of the World, so our produce is wonderful!
So for now, we're Californians, and will stay in California. Always? Probably not ~ not to a snowy area though as my Sweetie grew up around the Boston area and says he will never shovel snow again, it's why he moved to California. For now, here we are. In the "new" wine country! he he he!
Have a wonderful Sunday, and a wonderful new week!