We all have them. A special place we love to visit or go to just chill out and
relax. Mine is anything water-related. When I lived in Ca. for all those years,
the place to go was Carmel or Monterey. I enjoyed Lake Tahoe area, but my
heart was always on the beach by the ocean. ANY CITY would do. When Sue
moved to Santa Barbara I was so jealous. She was RIGHT THERE on the
coast. It was easily available to her at any given time. ME.. I had to drive
hours to get to the ocean. I didn’t know how lucky driving those hours was.
When I moved back to Michigan, I still had the water, but it was not the roar
of the ocean waves. Their power is just so awesome. We have waves here
on our shores of Michigan. Sometimes they are pretty powerful too.
They just don’t compare to the PACIFIC OCEAN though.
To be able to go there when you wanted to, well that was a treat. When someone
was going, I was always happy to join in. Carmel was a quaint town, small
and very busy in the summertime. Small it is a great tourist attraction,located in
Monterey county along with Monterey, the city.
This is where MONTEREY-JACK cheese got it’s start.
I RAMBLE. I could talk a lot about my visits there over my 20 years time.
Some of my favorite memories in that area were driving down the whole
17 mile drive where the famous golf courses is.. PEBBLE BEACH. Trying to take pictures
and not fall into the ocean!! The look on my sister’s face when she saw the ocean for the
first time in her adult life. PRICELESS! She proceded to lay on the beach and get as
red as a lobster! Went home to Michigan from her trip, running a fever and smelling
of cream that she had slathered all over her. ME. nahhhh won’t catch me sitting
in the sun..I was a lot smarter than that!! She under-estimated the power
of the California sun!!
What brought this place to mind was seeing the news of deep
discounts in fares and prices for just about everything under the sun in HAWAII
now. Tourism is way down there and they are doing some crazy things
to get people to come and spend time in paradise.
I think I would love to see the PACIFIC from the other side on Hawaii
since I have seen much of it from the Ca. side. Maybe one day
when I get rich and win the lottery. I can dream!! When that day happens
I hope to make a great SPACES reunion there and we can all
explore it together.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE THAT YOU LOVE TO GO MORE
THAN ANY OTHER???