Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Trips down the PCH


We took a little trip down the Pacific Coast Highway
on my husband’s birthday...
First stop, the quaint beach town of El Segundo 
where we discovered
this great little restaurant called
The Richmond Bar and Grill.
El Segundo is located right next door to LAX
so if you ever find yourself stranded at the airport
for awhile this would be a great little pit stop
for lunch.


It was like a blast from the past...
old timey soda fountain stools, lots of old
memorabilia on the walls...great beer selection
and homemade potato chips.


Next stop...San Pedro and another old little cafe.
I half expected the burgers to costs 25 cents
and nickle cokes. We didn’t eat here
because we were still stuffed from The Richmond.
 San Pedro is just south of
El Segundo and we drove the coast to get there.
The views on this drive are amazing as you course
through Rancho Palos Verde, a beautiful area
that reminds me of Maui.



The Pacific Ocean from the top of the cliffs
in San Pedro

The boats in the distance are loaded with cargo going
into the port of Long Beach.




The old Lighthouse


A fabulous Turn of the 20th Century building.







A tree that has seen many a wind blown day




This little park right on the bluffs is a great place
to spend the day with a picnic.


The park had an old Spanish Style Band shell.
I wondered if they still have concerts here.



Driving home via The Vincent Thomas Bridge.

It was a great day out and proved that little mini vacations
can be had very near your own home without boarding a plane
or driving too far.

15 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks idyllic!

Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

Bellissime immagini, bel blog. Io ho aperto da alcuni giorni il mio blog mi farebbe piacere una tua visitina grazie a presto. ciao Marcella

Sfiziesfarzimoda.blogspot.com

Midwest to Midlands said...

Looks like a great day out with weather to match.

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

What a lovely day trip and a nice way to celebrate your husband's birthday. The venture down PCH seems delightful and the photos show it well. You both had a great day indeed!

Joanna Jenkins said...

A perfect getaway. Thanks for the tips. I might retrace your travels the next time I have free time.
Happy birthday to your hubby!
Cheers, jj

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello my friend Cynthia!
What a wonderful trip this was...and the best part is...it didn't cost much to see such beautiful sights and eat some "delish" food. How's work going? Yes it won't be long until the lilacs are blooming...can't wait to close my eyes and breathe in that beautiful fragrance. You never know...maybe one day you'll be here enjoying them too! We're off to Kansas City tomorrow so I'm heading to bed....I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. Take care my friend!
Maura :)

1 Funky Woman said...

I love how your blog looks! This trip looks like a great one especially the fun places to eat!

Did I ever tell you how cool it is that you are in a band playing the ukelele!
My son got a banjo for Christmas and takes lessons. He loves it!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, I am flattered!

Megan

http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

Grazie mille per il tuo commento spero tu possa diventare un mio lettore fisso ciao

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful day!
Congratulations on your weight loss! You are right it has to be a life style change. For me more exercise!
Blessings today
Rebecca

Fire Byrd said...

Sometimes the short trips are so much better than long planned vacations. This one looks great with fabulous weather to help.

oldgreymare said...

1. the trip looks like it was a marvelous day

2. the blog is looking wonderful, you can tell you are spreading your wings.

3. Franks and Rankin rock lol

xx
z

Riki Schumacher said...

Toooo much fun Cynthia! Oh I wish I was with you guys. Yes, the trip to Round Top was amazing, I'm glad to be home! That is a lot of work, and worth every minute. Too much fun. I'll pose in the clothes when I have the energy to iron and get them on! Pearl's clothes are pretty cool! Take care, lots of hugs, love the blog, Riki

Catherine said...

Hello Cynthia,
Very nice post. I like the old building on your pictures and the atmosphere in the vintage cafés!
Thank you for your visit and encouragements. Catherine

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a fun trip Cynthia...beautiful pics!
Hope to see you at Elkhorn. The first, (May), and last, (September), are considered "the best"...but you can't go wrong at any of them.
Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs,
Jan

koralee said...

Oh how fun...I love taking day trips and discoving new areas around where we live.
I so love your new blog look!

Hugs for a great week ahead! xoxo

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