On the Pacific

Pismo Beach, Avila Quiet & Frank Lloyd Wright

avila beach inn

Part I of the Series – Pismo to Carmel: One Taste at a Time Much like the “one cannot appreciate the true value of a sunrise until one has waited in darkness” philosophy, there is nothing quite like a brutal winter in the Midwest to make one more appreciative of the warmth of a late […]

A Wedding in Carmel-by-the-Sea

wedding bouquet

Since the day we met – when our high school principal (we both taught science) introduced Yvonne to me – and we first shook hands, it was like an electric shock. We both knew that something special was in our future. By now, it was March of 2004. Yvonne and I had been having some […]

California Connections

Big Creek Bridge California

I first learned about Carmel from my mother.  She told me she spent a lot of time on the west coast of California during the WWII years, waiting for my father to return from the Pacific Theater and a stint in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee. (This page may contain affiliate links. See our […]