|MASKING MY SURPRISE!!!|
JPE & I hosted cousins from Cinn, OH over the weekend! Following their whirlwind trip to So California... which included time at Disneyland, golf at a private club, a day in Laguna Beach, fabulous seats at the California Angels baseball game, nights in the hot-tub, and train ride to our house.... we headed for a "nature fix" in Big Sur.
Here are my SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY words: TRAVEL, SILLY, BLACK & WHITE, SPOTS, & PAPER.
As I mentioned, we drove up the coast & spent one night in Big Sur. Love-ly weather!!! JPE & I enjoyed sharing the beautiful coastline with our Ohio family! The PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE is near the parking lot for viewing the elephant seals. TRAVEL... expands the mind, soul & spirit.
A SILLY old truck is used as a concession stand... you can buy coffee, ice cream, snacks & pastries. We stayed at the BIG SUR RIVER INN... seated on Adirondack chairs in the river & swishing our bare feet in the icy water = a perfect way to enjoy our afternoon tea!
The sun dips over the coastal mountain range early in the evening... so, I took advantage of the afternoon light to take photos of the Big Sur foliage. this photo looked best in BLACK & WHITE.
This cute children's chair was in the Nepenthe gift shop. Check out all the SPOTS... dots... and flowery circles. I would have loved sharing a full view of the chair, but the gift shop was so crowded... so here's a shot of the seat & chair back.
A fabulous find! this PAPER mask was at the Nepenthe gift shop. One of four designs available for purchase....
And... this portion of their California trip included visiting the elephant seals, relaxing by the Big Sur River, having a picnic lunch in the PFEIFFER BIG SUR CAMPGROUND, walking to the edge of the bluff at ANDREW MOLERA STATE PARK (& taking the long?!?? trail back to our car), stopping to see the view from NEPENTHE & the ocean bluff where we got married, and visiting the yurts at TREEBONES (near Gorda)... We squeezed a lot of sightseeing into 32 hour period! here's another SILLY picture from our weekend TRAVELS.
this picture is dedicated to Gary & Josh... the elephant seals "cracked them up" with their loud noises, sparring antics & slovenly movements across the sand. You can see the ELEPHANT SEALS HERE on live-cam!
Next week's SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY words are: MEET ME AT THE CORNER, MOTHER NATURE MEETS TECHNOLOGY, ONE STEP AT A TIME, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE, & STANDING TALL.