That's right, more Carmel pics. Pourquoi? Just because...
... because my WiFi connection in Carmel last night was sluggish at best and prevented me from posting my favorite pictures...
... because I was fortunate enough to walk around downtown Carmel for a couple of hours this morning and got a few more shots of that lovely, lovely town...
... because my English friend Carole who lives on an island tucked between France and England loves Carmel, and I know she will enjoy looking at these even if no one else does ;-)
... finally, because it's Carmel, friends! C.a.r.m.e.l. ! Do I need to say more?
We made it to San Luis Obispo and I love our little inn downtown. More about that later. For now, thanks to a most excellent wifi connection, I get to post the rest of my Carmel shots. I hope you enjoy them!
Back to beautiful Carmel. If there were a photo needed somewhere to illustrate the words "charming" and "cute", then the city of Carmel would have to be it. My pictures don't even do it justice, but I tried. Blue sky, contorted shore pines, fragrant acacia and eucalyptus trees, blooming flowers everywhere you look. Carmel is Mediterranean. I feel as if I am back in Southern France or Spain, yet it is also unmistakably American. Clean, and pristine, well kept. A winning combination.
|Old World charm|
|Boutiques... beaucoup de boutiques...|
Finally, I mentioned it in my last post: I love dogs and by extension, I love dog-friendly towns. Carmel is such a place. Meet some of my new friends...
|Several local boutiques are entirely dedicated to dogs!|
|Zoe, the standard poodle. Très élégante.|
|Pancho Villa, le Chihuahua|
|Artist George Rodrigue paints dogs and dogs only!|