Countdown to Thanksgiving -- thankful for rain...and the sun

My husband and I had the opportunity to get away for a quick one-night stay in nearby Pacific Grove yesterday.

The 2-1/2 hour drive there took almost 4 hours, what with heavy traffic and heavy rain. Spin outs, an upside down car, flooded roads in spots, and other mishaps made for white-knuckle driving, but we arrived safely.

After checking into our hotel (which was without power due to the storm) we donned our trench coats and hats and set out on our favorite walk, the old railroad grade (now a park) to Asilomar, down to the beach, and along the walk on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, with the wind howling and the rain pelting down.

Rainy evening along Asilomar State Beach

 

After a fine dinner at our favorite restaurant, Passionfish, we returned to our hotel to find power restored, a good omen with which to end the day.

This morning we woke to crystal-clear skies and sparkling ocean views. We continued our walk from the day before along the bluffs over to Lover's Point, then up to the town for a bite of lunch before heading back to San Francisco.

Along Lover's Point path

Monterey Bay at Lover's Point, Pacific Grove

With the day so exceptionally gorgeous, we opted to drive up Highway 1, hugging the coast the entire way, with a stop at one of the beaches for a bit, and a visit to my friend's chocolate shop, Sweet55, in Half Moon Bay. Once we reached San Francisco, we eschewed the freeway and direct route home, continuing along the coast, to the Cliff House, into Lincoln Park, the Presidio, and city streets home.

We arrived home happy, relaxed and very thankful, both for the rain which we definitely need and for the clear skies and sun which followed. A bit of adversity heightens one's awareness and appreciation for what is easy to take for granted.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com;

www.LottieKendall.com

www.SFCondosForMe.com

 

 

Comment balloon 18 commentsLottie Kendall • November 18 2017 03:33AM
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