Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A foggy view

I'm a sucker for the the 17 Mile Drive in Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, even when it's foggy and cold like today. Pam and I had planned to go on a whale watching cruise in the afternoon but thick fog and the fact we're both coming down with colds scuppered our plans so it was lunch at the Dametra Cafe in Carmel (highly recommended if you're in the area, one of the best and most fun restaurants I have ever visited) and then a trip to Pebble Beach.

Unfortunately, the last time I played golf was about 15 years ago and today I didn't have a spare $500 to spend hacking up the fairways and scaring everyone within a hundred yards with de-orbiting or worm-killing golf balls. Instead we spent a very pleasant two hours watching the fog and surf at one of the most beautiful and manicured places in the world.

Tomorrow brings a check of my bank balance, credit status and how much the California economy has improved since I've arrived. Then it's south on the PCH if I have any money left...

And I didn't check my email at work once today. Now that's an achievement I'm proud of!

3 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Hope you have the right size car. My husband had such a tough time in a Toyota Tercel (rental). Driving down the PCH is no fun when your legs are scrunched up.

Beep said...

My car is small...hope Tom's legs forgive me :)

Tom said...

The car was perfect! I like Pam's car - very European. I think I preferred driving a small car on those windy roads rather than some huge American beast even if my knees suffered! Loading our bags in such a small car was an interesting task though...

Tom