A Pebble Beach Christmas

This Christmas, my husband and I decided to go with a friend and celebrate the holiday at Roy’s Restaurant at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. It was one of those crystal clear, gorgeous days which I’m sure made the many tourists and golfers very happy.

I can remember as a child, Christmas day would be like a ghost town ~ all the stores, restaurants and more would be closed and if there was anything you needed, you were out of luck. Today, it’s quite a different scene. Pebble Beach was a hot spot with people actively playing golf, riding bikes, shopping, and patronizing the restaurants. Some families were decked out in their finest and others were comfortably in their jeans…anything goes.

We decided to take the 17 Mile Drive, and no matter how many times I have done this, I am still in awe when I drive by these enormous homes on huge lots with stunning ocean views. Who are these people? And what do they do for a living? And what do the inside of these homes look like? How I’d love to knock on one of these doors and ask for a home tour.

One of the more modest appearing homes ~ albeit this is a side entrance ~ but doesn't it look like when you pass through that gate, you're walking into an enchanted forest.

As we drove through, I had to capture all these gates that, I can only imagine, lead into a wonderland of beauty.

After an incredible meal at Roy’s, we lingered around for a short time enjoying everyone’s cheerful holiday spirit.

And for the grande finale to the day, we witnessed this incredible sky at sunset. What a beautiful end to a beautiful day and wonderful Christmas celebration.

Stunning sky at sunset.

2 thoughts on “A Pebble Beach Christmas

  1. What fun, Susan! Love the pics of the gates. Don’t you love wondering what goes on behind those gates? They couldn’t be as happy as us regular folk! We went boogie boarding today in Santa Cruz and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset. How lucky are we to live in NorCal? Xo

  2. You’re absolutely right, Kim. NorCal offers so many incredible options….but I must say, the water must have been an itsy, bitsy cold. I’m very impressed by your bravery!

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