Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fall Coastal Weekend

Spent the long weekend on the California Central Coast. The weather was clear and wonderfully warm. This is the best time of year to visit the region. We are lucky that my husband's parents have a house in a small quaint town called Cambria. It is unspoiled and always beautiful. We recharge our batteries when we go there.

We often visit this wonderful old cemetery about a mile behind the town. It is so peaceful set in the woods with the breeze blowing through the pines.

The headstones I am drawn to are these with the little lambs on the top. I am so touched and saddened when you see that these little ones died  only days apart. How sad for their parents. One can only imagine the pain.

 Here are three little ones who died  only months apart so you can see what was probably an epidemic that spread that year. You find several of these separated only by weeks. I hope this doesn't seem morbid. I don't want it to be. I just think they are sweet and very touching.
We were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner out that was so yummy. I should have snapped pics of the wonderful food. This is taken at our favorite restaurant called Robin's. The outdoor patio is covered with a huge vine growing and winding through the walls. You can see it behind us in the picture.

I loved the labels on these beers we ordered. My husband said only I would say a beer label was cute. The central coast in fall is so wonderful. If you ever get a chance you must visit it. I am linking up with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.


The Tablescaper said...

It looks like you had a beautiful weekend. It's been years since I've been out to California, but I do have such fond memories of the coast. Lucky you to have such a nice town to recharge in and a cozy little restaurant too!

Thanks so much for joining Seasonal Sundays! It's wonderful to have you with us.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

I just knew from your pic on The Tablescaper's that the coast was CA. Looks very different from where I live here in L.I. , NY. Glad you had a good time!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I can see why that gorgeous view of the ocean would recharge you. You and hubby look so cute at the restaurant. Sounds like a fun trip. laurie

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Get out! Robin's is my favorite too! Every time we go to Cambria, Morro Bay, or Cayucos we eat there. I've never been to the little cemetery so I'll have to find it the next time we visit.

Connie said...

It's beautiful here. I can't comprehend being at the beach in March. Your pictures are lovely, and the cemetery was not depressing. They are filled with history and life stories, too.
Have a Happy Easter !