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My young wife turns 65!

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Rica turned 65 on Feb 5, and we celebrated by headed down to one of her favorite places on the central coast of California. Carmel-by-the Sea is about two hours south of San Francisco, and just minutes from Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

Rica at Mission Ranch pasture

We have our routine, which always starts with Sunday brunch at the Mission Ranch Restaurant. There’s great food, all you can eat, and great views. We never tire of the deserts while watching Clint Eastwood’s sheep in the adjoining pasture.

Clint Eastwood's sheep


Sheep heaven

If I were a sheep, this is where I’d want to be.

Rica eating a strawberry.

Rica’s big on chocolate strawberries, but there’s plenty of other sweet temptations to choose from.

Desert plate

The town is very touristy, but still fun. It’s filled with trendy shops, exotic cars, and pampered dogs. Sit for a moment next to one and before you know it, its owner will be chatting you up like you’ve been a friend for years.

Exotic cars abound in Carmel

I guess this is either a BMW car or motorcycle. Exotics abound.

Poodle stands guard

There’s usually a poodle standing guard at the many Carmel art galleries.

New friends are everywhere in Carmel.

Sit down next to a dog and in a minute you have a new friend.

Carmel beach.

There are spectacular beaches to explore, and this being California, you never know what you’ll see.

Miission Ranch breakfast Monday morning.

We stayed overnight and had breakfast at Mission Ranch before heading off to Point Lobos, and then home.

Point Lobos, California


Written by Ron Greene

February 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

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  1. Lovely wife, great images. Congrats to you both on your great life.

    m5son (mike)

    February 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    • Thank you for taking the time to look and respond. Ron


      February 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

  2. Happy Birthday, Rica! Beautiful pictures; nice story.
    Ron, thanks for sharing the blog!



    February 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

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