Monday, November 5, 2012

17-mile Drive

So since I sprained my ankle on the Climate Ride and our little hike in Big Sur caused it to blow up again, I chose a non-active activity for my next day in the Monterey Bay area.  I'd never actually gone on the 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach.  It seems like a bit of a scam that these rich people charge admission to drive around their gated community -- they charge cars $10!  There are a few places that are pretty beautiful, but I definitely wouldn't say it is anywhere near as beautiful as Big Sur or Point Lobos.  Unless you have some insane golfing interest, I don't believe I'd recommend the drive.

But if you are injured and want a few coastal views or a fairly good review of CA architecture for the last 50 years, then it isn't a bad way to spend an afternoon.  I mean, if you can get past the fact that you are paying rich people to drive around their gated community.

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There are loads of deer there...
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The Lone Cypress (this is the logo for Pebble Beach Company)
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