Signs and Wonders

Central California Coast in Pictures

SIGNS

Mission San Miguel, sign in parking lot
Mission San Miguel, sign in parking lot
Clearance Sign, Carmel by the Sea
Clearance Sign, Carmel by the Sea
Pilgrim Way Books, Carmel, CA
Pilgrim Way Books, Carmel by the Sea, CA
Spotted at Tides, Pacific Garden, CA
Spotted at Tides, Pacific Garden, CA
Spotted at Mission Ranch Restaurant, owned by Clint Eastwood, Carmel, CA
Spotted at Mission Ranch Restaurant, owned by Clint Eastwood, Carmel, CA

WONDERS

Our wonderland along the central California coast was bounded by Monterey Beach, CA to the north and Pismo Beach, CA to the south.

Succulents along the street on the way to the huge rock jutting as if out of nowhere along Morro Bay:

succulentMorroBay

MorroBayRock

Nestled in the hills at San Simeon, Randolph Hearst’s Castle, a world-class historic house museum.

Hearst Castle, San Simeon
Hearst Castle, San Simeon

HearstDiningThe Dining Room is elegant with casual touches: a bottle of ketchup and a jar of mustard for guests amid all the silver, crystal, and china. Paper napkins in vases too. Shabby chic? I don’t think so. Practical luxury!

ElephSeallSign

Elephant seals, reclaimed from near-extinction, now thrive along the central California coast.

Most hotels had fireplaces and we used ours constantly at night. Sweaters and jackets were part of our daily outfit. We never turned on the TV.

FireplaceCamel

As diarist Samuel Pepys would say, “And so to bed.”

CambriaSunset

Sunset in Cambria, California

Daniel 4:2

I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
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10 thoughts on “Signs and Wonders

    1. Great idea, Shirley. Purple Passages is an ongoing compilation on the Menu bar that will be added to at least monthly. Glad you are paying close attention. “And so to bed,” I say.

      Which other Pepys’ quote would you include?

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