After the whole afternoon of fun driving, we arrived at the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. Some of the cottages in this town are straight out of Hansel and Gretel story book. In addition to its ginger bread cottages, this city is famous for its white sand beach, art galleries, restaurants, and dog-friendly hotels. Doris Day’s Cypress Inn is a must see historic hotel. Its blanco Spanish architecture building features a tranquil courtyard and a cozy living room with an oversized fireplace. The afternoon tea service is a must try. A great variety of teas are complemented by a selection of homemade scones and tea cookies, tea sandwiches, jam and thickened cream. After strolling along the main and side streets in downtown Carmel, we were ready to head back to San Francisco. We decided to take Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and then Highway 17 through the Santa Cruz mountain pass. What a wonderful trip today...@driving-vacation
"I have not learned much in life, but I know one thing about myself. When I drive through exciting, exhilarating roads, I find a sense of place. I arrive at a non-artificial state where the here and the now mean so much more than any other mental fabricated experiences. The enjoyment of driving!"
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