Sorry I was absent from the blog last week. My mom and sister were visiting from Michigan and we were really busy enjoying the California sights. Being the professional organizer that I am I had an itinerary set for them so they would know what we would be up to and what to pack. They were here for 6 days so I planned a day trip to Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea and an overnight trip to Sonoma and Napa. The rest of the time was spent checking out local hot spots like Stanford, downtown Los Altos, and Google. The trip flew by and I wish they could have stayed for another week!
Our first stop was Pebble Beach to see the links and have lunch on the 18th green. We live inland from the ocean and the bay so the temps around our house stay in the high 70s and mid 80s. The closer you get to the ocean and the bay the lower the temps get. When we left for Pebble Beach my husband told us to bring sweaters and I am glad he did because it was freezing.
We drove through Monterey so Ashlie could see the wharf and Cannery Row and all of the cute cottages on the ocean. (Click here to see pictures from a visit there with my parents in 2010). Then we started the 17 mile drive, stopping at all of the vista points to take pictures. Even though it was chilly and overcast it was still really pretty.
It felt good to warm up inside the clubhouse for lunch. We ordered Pebble Beach Cosmos and they hit the spot! For lunch mom and Ashlie had their famous lobster roll sandwich, Chris had fish and chips and I had crab cakes.
I’m sure Chris really wanted a cosmo too but he ordered a glass of wine instead. We didn’t want him to feel left out so Ashlie snapped this shot with his drink…
After lunch we walked down by the 18th green and watched a group of golfers finish their round. Then we walked through the shops before we headed to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
On Monday we slept in a little bit and relaxed around my house in the morning. In the afternoon we visited Chris at Google for lunch which is always a treat.