This is a view from the seacliff at Pescadero Beach. We tried to get into the parking lot at San Gregorio Beach, but it was full. I guess that's how the state regulates how many people can go to the beach. If you can't get into the parking lot and you can't park on the highway, you can't go to the beach. This area is covered in wildflowers and iceplant. I almost stepped on a lizard and screamed my fool head off.
I believe these are California sea lions. It's easy to mix up seals and sea lions, but I'm thinking seals have fur and these do not, so these must be sea lions. I used a 500 zoom lens to capture these lazy critters.
This is now a youth hostel, however, it is not inexpensive to stay in a room with a bunch of other drunken college kids. This entire area seems to be very expensive. It cost about four figures for a 2-night stay in our hotel, which didn't even have an in-room bar nor did room service deliver a newspaper to our door.
This is a woman getting married to two teenagers at the same time. Or maybe it's the one on her right, hard to tell. After we snapped photos of them, they turned around and took photos of us. Pillar Point Harbor is a wedding destination.
I shot this from the car as we drove past Crystal Springs Reservoir. I tried to shoot the San Mateo Bridge but it was simply too overcast and foggy to get a good photo.
You know you're coming back into the Central Valley of California when everything is brown. My sister from Minnesota asked me, "Don't they water?" I guess she thinks that California should water its entire countryside.
It's great to be back in Sacramento. I missed the warmth. It's really cold in Half Moon Bay this time of year. I had to buy a fleece pullover. They say that their summer is really September / October. It would be worth coming back for the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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