Final journal entry for California trip

Point Lobos is pictured above…still one of the most amazing places we have seen on earth….and a great hike.

You could spend a day here…crashing waves, seals, an occasional whale sighting, California cedars, Kelp beds and an unmatched serenity.

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After that hiking experience, we drove about 10 miles south on the curvy coast road to Rocky Point to have another meal…with that same view over the water that we have come to expect down here.

The view from our table at Rocky Point.
The view from our table at Rocky Point.
Joe had the most photogenic order of the day...something from the sea.
Joe had the most photogenic order of the day…a small feast from the sea.

Next, let’s go back to the Post Ranch Inn for some more highlights from that most exquisite (and expensive) meal…worth every penny by acclimation.

Sunset transpired right at our table.
Sunset transpired right at our table.
a photo of the main dining room from the outside bar. Hanging about a football field above the sea...and it's ALL glass.
a photo of the main dining room from the outside bar. Hanging about a football field above the sea…and it’s ALL glass.
The last rays of the sunset along the coast from our perch at Post Ranch Inn.
The last rays of the sunset along the coast from our perch at Post Ranch Inn.

Monday, we drove up from the Big Sur to the Hotel Vitale on the Embarcadero…one of our favorites.  Here’s the view from the window of our room.  #506.

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The “other” Bay Bridge stands out across the Embarcadero.
This is the Ferry Building down to the left.
This is the Ferry Building down to our left.

Dinner that night was a delightful one with a visit to Dave Killam’s house to have a cocktail with he and his wife, Karen.  His place has an awesome 180 degree view of SF.  We first met Dave on a walking tour of Tuscany in 2005; again in 2009, when Karen was “the girlfriend”…he’s a lawyer for some dot.com type people and Karen’s a paralegal for a high-powered criminal lawyer.

Dave Killam, Karen his wife entertain Nancy & me on the view deck at their house.
Dave Killam, Karen his wife entertain Nancy & me on the view deck at their house.
At Farina, a restaurant in the Mission District, the waiter stood on the booth to take this one.
At Farina, a restaurant in the Mission District, the waiter stood on the booth to take this one.

We flew from SF to Philly on Tuesday.  American #403.

From 35,000 feet you see nothing for hours, but it sure beats driving. American is our airline now that USAirways has been merged.
From 35,000 feet you see no people for hours, but it sure beats driving. American is our  #1 airline now that USAirways has been merged.

A last photo of me with one of my favorite men, Mr. Ghandi…he observers the crowd of ferry riders and shoppers behind the Ferry Building.

It's Ghandi over my shoulder...reminding me that
It’s Ghandi over my shoulder…reminding me that “you have to BE the change you want to see in the world”.

We are off to Sanibel on Saturday (BOO!) and may have to post some journal notes from there…especially when the twins bring their mom & dad down for Thanksgiving.

All the best from Nancy and Chip.

chiproach

Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 10-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 53 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids. Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.

One comment

  • Great trip, Chip. You have reminded us of the fun of the Napa Valley and the beauty of the Big Sur. Thanks for letting us follow you.

    Welcome home…

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