Today I had one of those moments where I said, “how the heck did I ever end up here?” And it wasn’t because I was in a bad place. It was because I was in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The 17 Mile Drive winding between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach offers so much beauty that I had to stop at every look-out point and marvel at the views before my eyes.
During the 17 Mile Drive, I was taken through a wind-sculpted forest of cypress trees to a rocky coastline where early mariners often crashed after mistakenly setting their course for this point, believing that it was the entrance to Monterey Bay.
I followed the red line path that led to The Lone Cypress. This icon has prevailed on its rocky perch for over 250 years. It is revered as the eternal symbol of Pebble Beach Company.
When I wasn’t transfixed by the beauty of the ocean or the trees, I was dumbfounded by the homes that dotted the cliffs.They must be some of the most expensive properties in California.
The drive was one of the most magnificent drives I’ve ever witnessed. I’d like to return and spend an entire day enjoying the views and relaxing without any other plans. It is worthy of a road trip itself.