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Monterey & Big Sur California

At the end of November 2013, we sold and left the beautiful place we had called home for 20 years in San Jose, and set out on our journey through the rest of our lives. We love Monterey and the beautiful Big Sur coast of California, so we spent a couple of days revisiting old loves. Here’s some photos to remind us:


at the beginning of Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey California

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Monterey & Big Sur & places south!

When we left San Jose in early December 2013, we decided to spend a little time in one of our favourite areas, Monterey and Big Sur – the beautiful coastline south of Monterey and Carmel.  So we booked a couple of nights in Monterey and visited the aquarium, one last time. Then we wandered slowly down the Big Sur coast, stopping to enjoy the amazing scenery. We were lucky that at this time of year, some of the elephant seals are around on San Simeon beach, near Hearst Castle. They’re always fun to watch.

Monterey & Big Sur

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Pebble (no) Beach

As we recently drove south down Highway 1, leaving Monterey and heading for our next stop of Cambria, just south of the famous Hearst Castle, I was reminded of our first visit to this area, over 21 years ago, in 1992. Continue reading Pebble (no) Beach

A Strange Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Day, nearly 20 years since Chris and I arrived in the US, and we’re now planning our departure. We’ve sold the house (completed and closed escrow yesterday), we’ve been in a small studio with kitchenette for several days, and today is Thanksgiving. Continue reading A Strange Thanksgiving

The Year Before

~ an occasional diary of 2013.

It’s April and we’re planning our first garage sale this coming weekend! A few friends have already come and bought some items. It’s nice to know that some of our treasures will be enjoyed by people we know. I’m alternating between putting price tickets on items, and taking old bank statements to the shredding place I’ve discovered. Yes they now know me there!

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