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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Lovely Places

I was recently asked this question..."Of all the cities you have visited, which is the most beautiful?" That would be tantamount to asking a mother which of her children she favors! One of the pleasures (And believe me, there ARE some!) of military life is the travel and we have been lucky enough to see and experience, first hand, so many special places. I could scarcely begin to choose the most lovely of those. Still, I do have *a few* favorites. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is in stages...so, let's begin here... Bill was stationed in Alameda California for 2 years. I can not tell you how excited I was to be able to spend so much time in an area I had fantasized about for years!
~Northern California~
From grand sweeping views to neighborhoods awash with color and character, San Francisco is visually stunning.
The absolutely breathtaking landscapes of the Napa Valley which feature wineries that have a delicious Old World feel to them.
I have yet to visit a place any more quaint or picturesque as Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Situated on Carmel Bay, nestled in a pine forest above the spectacular pristine white-sand beach and turquoise blue water. It is a storybook village of art galleries, shops, wonderful restaurants simply oozing with charm.

10 comments:

Jolene George said...

Miss Susie...you have been to some gorgeouse places! The pictures are breath taking!
I did a quick catch up on your blog so I wouldn't feel out of the loop. I can't wait to get life back to normal so I can check in daily again.

Valerie said...

i so love northern California! we were up there last about three years ago and visited Napa & Santa Rosa...ever gone to the Charles M. Schulz museum?! SO much fun, Miss Grace would love it!!

i need a San Francisco fix!!

Cassandra said...

Beautiful pictures! The one of Lombard Street in San Fran looks almost just like one I took...

Naturegirl said...

OMG! I LOVE these places! Carmel and Napa my favorite to visit..I have memories good ones of my visits there with friends and natureboy!
Your photos are stunning! sigh

LisaOceandreamer said...

I, of course, must agree with you...the other place here (and one of my dream places to live) is Santa Barbara. If we ever win the big lottery (of course we'd have to play it first) we are heading right for a realtor there.
XOXO
Fabulous photos btw!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Ooops, I didn't see these pix. These are gorgeous too!!!

Jen said...

California is on my list of places I want to visit. Looks beautiful from what I've seen and heard

smilnsigh said...

Some years ago, we were able to visit Napa Valley and drive down to Caramel. {Daughter and son in law in wine business then, so it was a working vacation for them} And oh my yes, we did love both those places.

What a dreamy location for "my" dream storybook cottage. :-)

Mari-Nanci

allie from minneapolis said...

Love all of the pictures you posted of your many travels. I have not been out blogging as much the past few days due to long work days, and busy nights. I've been getting caught up today and just wanted to let you know that your pictures are wonderful. I too have been to Carmel-by-the-Sea and it is beautiful. I would really like to go back as it is has been a number of years. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!
Allie from Minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Susie said...

Hey Suzie Q,
This is my neck of the woods! I'm so close to the wine country and SF. You'll often see me post about them.
We feel so lucky to live here! Thanks for your good thoughts for Grandpa!!
((hugs))