As I'm getting ready for Easter, I thought for tonight's post I'd share some of the beauties of the 17-Mile Drive. The 17-Mile Drive is a scenic area stretching along the coastline and slightly inland, running north of Carmel. The "drive" is owned by the Pebble Beach Corporation, and sightseers pay a toll to get into the gated community. There are plenty of turn out spots for photos, hiking, and picnicking. Besides the breathtaking scenery, there are equally breathtaking mansions dotting the landscape--my photos capture only nature's beauty, but the architecture is worth the trip too--and it's kind of fun to wonder and speculate about who might own houses on the "drive."
The 17-Mile Drive is also famous for its golf courses, including Spyglass, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, and Poppy Hills. The receipt for admission to the drive can be redeemed for food and drink at the Pebble Beach Lodge restaurants. The first two photos were taken of and at the Pebble Beach Lodge, where we stopped for a hot adult beverage out on the veranda overlooking the ocean.
Happy Easter! I hope you're relaxing, spending time with loved ones, and just generally enjoying the day!