stop by the lovely town of ...
stop by the lovely town of CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA here in CALIFORNIA. Mention the name CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA and you'll immediate think of.... a quaint European village type of atmosphere... with open-air markets... candle-lighted storefront cafes... cozy pubs for the night owls... and a beach with sand as pure as crystals(!!).
Being somewhat of a Bohemian at heart (yes, yours truly), I certainly felt very much at home in this place! Mom, it's O.K., I'm coming home...
:-)) But seriously, I wouldn't mind living in this lovely town.
Did you also know that Clint Eastwood (yes, the Hollywood actor) used to be the Mayor of this rich seaside town? Believe me, you might even find mentions of him in the local paper OR see some souvenirs in the shop windows in town. Last time we were there, it seemed that every place had the issue of Cowboys and Indians(!) that has Clint on the cover!! ;-))
Anyway, CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA has become quite a magnet for wealthy people that, over time, the artists who originally created the mystique of the Bohemian village atmosphere in the woods by the sea, could no longer afford to live here!!! ;-((
Would you like to find out more about this quaint little town that seems to hold a special place in people's hearts?
Please check out my CARMEL-BY-THE SEA travel page for more details.... Merci!
Photo below: For shopping enthusiasts, this is CARMEL PLAZA.