Monday, March 5, 2012

Pacific Coast Highway

One of my favorite things to do is to take a drive down Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).


I love observing the ocean, the palm trees, and all of the people enjoying a beautiful day outdoors.


Sometimes my boyfriend and I take the beach cruisers out for a ride along the sand until we reach the pier.


He loves to walk along the pier, all the way to the windy edge.  


There, we are accompanied by the smell of cheeseburgers on the grill and the sound of vintage music coming from Ruby's 50's style diner. 


A ride along PCH is a special treat indeed.  

~Jess  

32 comments:

♥ Miss Tea said...

i always love to be at the sea side, whether cruising along, walking or riding bicycle! lovely photos as usual and how beautiful it is over there!

x susan

Anne said...

Oh you lucky girl!! I spent 6 weeks in Orange County and loved it! I think I must have lived there in a previous life :). I spent lots of time on the beaches and driving up & down the PCH just for the sights.

xox

Deborah said...

Sounds fun and beautiful at the same time.
Don't you just love days like this?!
Have a happy week Jess!

Deborah xo

Jill said...

I would just love to be able to be there!

Ginger Zuck said...

Beautiful. Wish I were there. I'd be at the edge of the pier too!

andrea said...

MMmmmmm... the salty mist of the air hitting your face in the breeze! I'm lovin' it! andrea@townandprairie

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Sounds nice. When I was in Palm Beach for a Narts Convention, we drove along the side of the ocean and looked at all the georgous homes, might I add BIG homes. Donald Trumps was one...Wow! Anyway, have a good day.

Kaipiroska said...

It sure looks like summer over there. Have a nice week my friend :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I want to tag along right behind you! What fun~ xo Diana

C'est moi Claudette said...

Can I tag along with you guys? It's only +12 here right now. It's sunny, but bitter cold. Still white stuff all over the ground, but they say warmer weather tomorrow. I think we might reach 25!!! , lol... I know you're shivering just thinking about it Jess. Nothing compares to your scenery and pretty walks to the pier. The best part is having someone to share it with.
LOVE your neck of the woods.
Thank you for posting me on your side bar. I feel honoured ; ))))
Love you girls.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Special 'K' said...

Nothing like water to make it a special day, especially the ocean. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Rusty Hinge said...

Thank-you for your visit at my blog! And for taking the time to leave a comment! I am glad you did as it lead me here! I love it!
Have a wonderful day!
Maria
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Shirley said...

Okay, we have a bone chilling cold right now and you have just made me warm up a bit..just a bit, but I'll take it!
Lovely photo's...

TARYTERRE said...

I have never been down the Pacific Coast Highway until you just took me there. It was lovely. Thank you. Love the photos. I always take pics from my sideview window too. They are so interesting, don't you think? take care.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri, Jess and Nel,

Looks like a wonderful trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, and thanks for sharing your photos.
Also must have been a fun girls night out at the Restaurant.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Deserae said...

What a great way to spend the afternoon :o) Beautiful pics...
~Des

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

i agree such gorgeous pics and i lovee beaches! they are my total obsession!!! :)) thanks for your sweet comments, pls keep visiting and i am gonna keep doing so :))

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Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Love reading your posts. Had a mini-vacation this morning visiting the coast with you! Your family certainly makes the most of life -- great idea to have a girls party to mail those Save the Date cards. Life is reason enough to celebrate!

Thanks for visiting my posts and leaving the sweet comments.

Debra

miss b said...

Lovely photos - sounds like fun! I love to walk along piers like this.
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Sarah O'Brien said...

the pch is truly an unbelievably gorgeous drive no matter where you are in california!

Kristin said...

I really understand that! If I had a beach like that close to my home I would be there every day :) Sigh! Hope you're having a lovely week!

Kristin x

bluebirdsandbutterflies.typepad.com said...

Brings back memories of Florida for me. Especially, when I saw the pier. My husband and I used to go to the pier in Daytona Beach a lot when we were dating in high school. They had a place that you could go to and dance at the end of the pier. Love going for bike rides. My husband has a motorized bike....handy here in the Northwest with all the hills. Have a beautiful day. Hope you get to go on many, many bike rides in the future. xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess,
Just like being there, well almost. What a lovely day. Great pics you share once again.
Thank you for taking us along.

Hi Sheri, so nice to see you and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. So sorry you had trouble visiting. Sometimes I do as well. Not sure what happens but so glad when it works right!!
Have a great mid week my friend.
XO CMD

bluebirdsandbutterflies.typepad.com said...

Hi Sheri,
Thanks for your visit to my blog today. I wanted to write you back and let you know about the wedding cupcakes that you asked about. There was indeed, a tiny, keepsake cake at the very top of all those cupcakes for the bride and groom to keep. I took a photo of it with my cell phone. If I can get it to load online, I will try to get you a photo of it. Except for the couple's tiny topper cake at the very top, it was ALL cupcakes....red velvet and they were DELISH! I know your daughter's wedding will be beautiful. Have a great day, friend. xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

janice15 said...

looks like a wonderful trip...

romance-of-roses said...

What a lovely day, have been on PCH many times and always enjoy Ruby's, Have been to several Ruby's and all are wonderful with great atmosphere. Hugs...Lu

karen - Simply Inspired said...

PCH...three little letters and so much joy, Jess! love the cruisers & join you in taking such pleasure in something that is free for all! thanks for sharing!

sweet spring joy to you all!
-xok.

Rayanne said...

Love the beach and bikes!! Thanks for the trip...I can't wait to go the the beach with my pink bike!! Loved your post!

Ivy and Elephants said...

That sounds like the best day ever. However did you go back to work? I'd pull a Thelma and Louise and just keep on driving!
Big hugs,
Patti

Holly Loves Art said...

Love your blog!!!! I'm a So Cal girl too and love driving down PCH! Following you now so we can keep in touch.
Cheers!
Holly

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Thanks for following...

Elyse said...

I visited CA about 5 years ago and the wild fires were terrible. Most of the PCH was closed but I still had had a wonderful vacation. Next on my list is wine country!

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