For day two of my weekend vacation was heading to Monterey, California. There was so much to do so I started walking along Cannery Row.
Cannery Row is the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. “This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories.”
This is a new statue along Cannery Row. It was made to pay homage to nine important characters that played pivotal roles in Cannery Row’s history. Most notably John Steinbeck whom sits at the top of the structure.
While on the pier you can get a charicature drawn by a local artist or rent a bike and ride along the shore! I had a great time in Monterey and I highly recommend it!
This past weekend I took a much needed mini-vacation. My destination was Big Sur, California. Every day there were crystal clear blue skies and the views were spectacular. The natural beauty of the coastline stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away with each scenic viewpoint. I even ate lunch at Cafe Kevah where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton filmed “The Sandpiper” in 1963. The cafe/cabin was also once owned by Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles. Since I’m a big Hollywood buff this was meant to be!
Each time I took a photo I had a big grin on my face; it’s so beautiful here!!
Seeing such big waves crash against the coastline was like seeing a movie!
Highway 1 stretches along Big Sur for 90 miles of breath-taking views. It’s 150 miles south of San Francisco and about 25 miles south of Monterey,CA; which is where I stayed :)