We jumped back in the car and took the scenic route (aka: we got lost a little) to find 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach. Worth the $9.75 entry at the gate and then some, this community of mega mansions, turbulent coastline and amazing views at every turn, made me feel like I'd stepped into a movie. Along 17 Mile Drive, the major highlight is seeing the Lone Cypress Tree (top right pic below), which is the official symbol of Pebble Beach. The other golf courses that you pass along 17 Mile Drive include Spyglass Hill and Cypress Point. Wildlife was abundant...it wasn't unusual for us to round a bend in the road to see a group of deer passing or lounging on a golf green. I mean, who can blame them?!? If I were a deer, I think I'd want to live in Pebble Beach too!
Sunday morning we decided to keep things low key and simple before our car would pick us up at 11:45 for the airport, so we walked a couple of blocks down Union Street to a Starbucks and then climbed back up the street to sit in a park diagonal from our hotel (that's our hotel in the photo below with the flag on top). There were a few dogs out playing in the park and some folks were doing tai chi...in other words, great people watching. It was a gorgeous morning, so we just enjoyed being outside and taking in some of the sights around our hotel, like Grace Cathedral. We'd return to our hotel to grab our bags and off to the airport we'd go, ready to return home after an amazing six days spent in the city by the bay.
It's true what they say about leaving your heart in San Francisco. We look forward to returning there again one day.