San Diego: Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Pt. Loma

The last day of our “Babymoon” California coast road trip began in San Diego and ended 200 miles and 4,000 feet in elevation on the summit of the notorious Grapevine, covering 95% of the mileage after sunset. It would have been a […]

Mission Carmel

Beautiful and evocative Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, or Mission Carmel for short, stands as a testament to the ambitious and harrowing early days of European settlement in Alta (Upper) California. Neglected for decades, yet largely restored to its original state, Mission Carmel was […]