Thursday, October 15, 2015

PCH + Family + Road Trip = Fun

Okay, first off... sorry it's been almost an entire year since I posted here.  And at the same time, I can't even believe it's already been a year since our San Diego trip!  I always say that I'm going to try and keep up with the blog more and it always ends up being a false promise... though completely unintentional!  The time seems to tick on by without me noticing these days.  Maybe part of the problem is that we haven't gone on any photography road trips in quite some time.  I miss the days when we'd travel to some beautiful destination every weekend, for the sole purpose of [me] capturing the breathtaking scenery.  I'm pretty sure we haven't explored all that there is to see here in this little ole state of California either.  =P

But I do have some photos from a trip that we took when Jacques's aunt came to visit from Australia back in the middle of June [2015], where we traveled down to Monterey, stopping at Carmel along the way.  Now, we'd already made this trip back when my mom came to visit as well, at least 2 years ago, so I had to get a little more creative when looking for photo opps.

 So we started out the trip driving along the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), which runs along the coast (obviously), stopping at random places to capture the beauty of the ocean.  Here's the first random scene we stopped at:

As you can see it was incredibly foggy, but it still makes a beautiful view!
And of course, Erin wanted a photo so I obliged. =P
Another random scene along the way!
And of course, I can never resist capturing flowers anywhere I see them... this gorgeous one was found outside of a jam-tasting place that we decided to stop at, and ended up getting some delicious chocolate-covered strawberries.



That brings us down to Carmel, California, which is a major shopping destination for tourists.  It's a little on the high-end side as well.  It's a nice and cozy little town with one of the best beaches that I've been to here in Cali.

I'm not sure why, but this photo seems to capture the look and feel of Carmel in the most simple yet elegant way.
One of my "creative" shots. =}  I really like how it turned out.
... and so continues my obsession with walkways.
This dog playing on the shore was entirely too adorable!  Especially in his little life jacket!

Here he is in action:

Jacques and I with a beautiful background! :) (not so great photo, but oh well, haha.)
Another decent photo of Erin and I!
Okay, as far as Monterey goes... I didn't get that many photos.  It just seemed like I'd been there too many times and I'd already captured most of the scenery, but here are a few anyway.

Generic view of one of the beaches in Monterey, next to Cannery Row.
The water was almost crystal clear!
This was new though!  Adorable sea lion just wasting the day away, enjoying the sun!
We had a great visit with his aunt and she even invited us out to visit her in Australia, which I would LOVE to do!

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