Highway 1 - WE DID IT!

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December 24th 2008
Published: December 25th 2008
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The Pacific Highway is still as gorgeous as ever! Somehow we never checked our map in the morning and we just cruised onto Hwy 1, Pebble Beach, 17 mile Scenic Drive. A little later in the day we realized we completely missed the drive through Pacific Grove. We'll have to hit that next time through. Monterey was a favorite, we'd love stay there longer. Smelling the salty sea air and feeling the California breeze on my face made me miss living in Seattle! There's just something magical about the ocean! So, if Monday was our best day so far Tuesday might rank as our worst - sort of. Everything outside the motorhome was absolutely incredible and breath-taking! God's creation sings of His Majesty throughout the lands! The sky full of sun and clouds and bursts of colors, the water - so powerful and graceful all at once, the trees - all different kinds and determined to grow through man's "progress", the rocks and cliffs - WOW! But inside the RV things weren't so pretty. I think everyone was needing a little extra quiet time and personal space, which there is none in our little 24 feet of heaven. Thank you, Lord,
having fun in the Pacifichaving fun in the Pacifichaving fun in the Pacific

before K. fell in...twice
you are gracious and quick to forgive! We all need it! So let me just a share a few quick highlights from the coastal drive. Our first big stop was near Spanish Bay. The beach stretched on forever and we all climbed over boulders to get to the waves and sand. The best game was "Catch a Wave". We'd all get as far out toward the water as we could then we'd try and outrun the wave back toward shore and rocks. Mary just giggled and giggled and could of played it all day. And we definitely would have played it a little longer except when Kai fell into the waves for the 2nd time (after changing him into dry clothes from the first fall) we decided to move along to the next site since we were running out of clean clothes (and patience 😊. We made it through Carmel and had pitstop in Big Sur. Where we got to meet Karla's sister-in-law, Cesca. She says, "HI", Karla, and a hug! We got to watch the sun set over the water as we headed further south. We saw the lights of the Hearst Castle from a distance. And we had a good stay in Santa Barbara, swimming in a windstorm. We continue to enjoy the beaches and ocean and we continue to search for a little more warmth and sunshine!
Merry Christmas Eve to you!

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26th December 2008

You were serious!
So I just got all caught up.... yeah, it took awhile! When you said you were going to blog the trip I understimated the energizer bunny in you so I just took a look today to see how it was going. I will not be remiss again... I will now check daily as a good little Amy should do! I love you and I am glad you all are doing well!

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