Monday, November 19, 2012

November vacation

Here are some photos and tidbits from our recent vacation to Point Reyes National Seashore, which is north of San Francisco.
Here is where we stayed. We enjoyed a private patio behind the bench and bushes which overlooks a pretty five acres and a creek, complete with wild deer and birds. Here I am standing on our deck.
Above are chairs lined up waiting for guests. I like the shadows on the path. We preferred sitting on this swing.
A November vacation can be a great and relaxing time, and this one lived up to its potential for us.

Here is a mural at a cute garden and lumber store in Point Reyes Station.
We visited a ranger station / natural history museum where we learned that Point Reyes Peninsula is NOT on the North American tectonic plate, but is on the adjacent plate and it is MOVING north heading to Alaska!
Above and below are photos of my husband and I "talking" to an elephant seal sculpture. Years ago we saw elephant seals in the wild, close up, and if they aren't moving they look like boulders. We walked past some, thinking they were boulders, and then one moved and we saw it was a gigantic elephant seal.

36 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a beautiful place! My daughter lives about an hour and a half outside San Francisco and we have been able to travel around that area of the country. I just love it!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a beautiful place to relax!

DawnTreader said...

Looks like a nice place for a vacation. Your November is very different from ours ;)

Vicki said...

Hi, Terra,
What a wonderful spot for a vacation!! I am glad you had a restful time. This is the kind of vacation I prefer. One that moves at a slower pace. I have always wanted to visit the San Francisco area. Maybe my wish will come true some day!! I am thankful for your friendship, Terra. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend. Vicki

Happyone said...

Looks like a lovely place for relaxing and taking a break. : )

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Take care Diane

Daisy said...

Looks like a great vacation spot. Very nice photos. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Wanda said...

Oh what a lovely place. The picture with the chairs and shadows is excellent.

How nice to see you and hubby!

What a lovely get-a-way!!

Denise said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

This looks like the PERFECT vacation spot... I'm going to have to be hitting the google search! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Terra. blessings ~ tanna

Friko said...

You would have been a bit too close to a live elephant seal.

koralee said...

Oh I love this area!! Your trip looks amazing. Thank you for sharing the JOY...happy Thanksgiving to you.

Laura said...

well I hope you enjoyed your trip, it looks as though you did....your husband too:-) Thanks for visiting my blog. If you have time tomorrow or perhaps Sunday or Monday, please stop by to visit the gratitude quilt and add words of gratitude of your own in the comment box below... it will be posted early Thursday morning, November 22nd. Happy Thanksgiving!

Amrita said...

Oh my so close to a real seal. You look great in the photos. Nice place

jean said...

How beautiful it is there! I could use a vacation in a spot like that. I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving, Terra!!

Mommas Sunshine said...

Mama mia! Breathtakingly beautiful!

Truly it is a blessing to be able to take such a nice vacation!

You have a great Thanksgiving too!

Blessed Serendipity said...

It's always fun to explore new places. It looked like a pretty place to enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

xo
Danielle

Cait O'Connor said...

A beautiful place for a holiday.

Thank you for calling by at my blog and for your kind words.

You have a fine blog, the white cat is just like mine.

Terry said...

Howdy Terra

Oh my what a beautiful place to relax and play :)
Blessings to you and yours!
Thank you for dropping by my blog.
I am trying my best to be that little engine ,saying I think I can each day .Some days I do better than other days .
Ever thankful for another day.

Big Texas hugs coming your way :)
Until next time
Happy Trails

Laurie said...

How fun Terra, it does look so relaxing. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Laurie

bj said...

How fun this trip must have been..and I've never heard of Elephant Seals....HUGE

Gwen Buchanan said...

You picked a beautiful place for a stay. Love the architecture! It looks relaxing and no crowds.

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
What a lovely place to go, and so peaceful. Your pictures were a delight to see.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for popping by my blog and commenting. I am now a follower of your blog,

Gill in Canada

Maria said...

Hi Terra!
Wow, what a beautiful place to visit! I keep hearing from my daughters who have been on the northwest coast of our beautiful country...that this we must travel to this part of the USA!
There is so much beauty there!
I'm glad you had a wonderful time!
You and your husband look so relaxed and happy!
Many blessings during this Thanksgiving season ~ and always,
Maria

Low Tide High Style said...

What a lovely place to go for a getaway! That shadow shot is gorgeous!

Kat

Tammy said...

Looks like you had a fabulous and interest trip. What a beautiful place to stay. :) Best wishes for a wonderful new week. Tammy

Crystal Mary said...

It is nice to have a change and get away to enjoy life worry free. The photos are lovely, such a beautiful place. Photos help refresh the memory, later down the track. Hugs

helen tilston said...

Hello Terra

A beautiful post and this must be a great place to unwind.

Many thanks for visiting me.

I am your new follower

Helen xx

Annmarie Pipa said...

your pictures are wonderful! Oh lucky you!!

Marydon said...

It is such a beautiful area ... glad you enjoyed. We haven't been there in a long time.

TTFN~
Hugs~
Marydon

Hilary said...

Looks like a lovely place. I love those old swings.

Karen June Miller said...

I lived in SoCal for 53 years and never made it to this beautiful local! So pretty! At least your photos give me a wonderful glimpse!\

Karen
Idaho

Shelia said...

HI Terra! Oh, what a lovely place to take a vacation! Looks so charming and peaceful. Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marie said...

What a great place to go for a visit! I know you had a wonderful time!

Maa said...

How did you find such a lovely place to stay? Looks wonderful. Maa