Fill’er up!

I spent a wonderful Memorial Day with my sister in Carmel, CA. We managed to pack in a full day and hit many of the different areas such as downtown Ocean Avenue with all the adorable Gingerbread style homes and shops (that will be another post), then we headed towards Carmel Valley, a more rural area, that is scattered with some incredible nurseries, antique stores, restaurants and so much more; our final stop was the Carmel Mission ~ my very favorite California Mission ~ to light a candle for my mom.

Whenever my sister and I are in the area, we always make a pit-stop at one of our favorite stores, Tancredi & Morgen.

While my sister was paying for her purchases, I roamed across the parking lot to check out the memorabilia located at the Baja Cantina.

In all the times I have been here, I never paid much attention to these amazing vintage gas station tanks. However, with my camera in hand, these tanks took on a whole new life to me.

This is not a gas station as it might appear but a very good Mexican restaurant that houses a plethora of incredibly fun collectibles. So you may not be able to fill your car up here, but you can certainly fill your tummy with some very yummy food and libations!

44 thoughts on “Fill’er up!

  1. I think blogging has us all seeing things we never paid attention to before. I know I’m always looking for something to photograph when I’m out and about that might be worthy of sharing with others. Speaking of which, this is a fantastic share. I’m so glad you took the time to snap off a few photos to pass along to those of us that weren’t there to enjoy your weekend with you. I hope the rest of your week is just as terrific as this past weekend was for you. πŸ™‚ FYI, I think those old gas pumps are pretty cool, myself.

  2. How absolutely fun! The Gas Station photos had me fooled until I read your description. What a great front for a restaurant! Must make it out there…on my bucket list. You are making me scratch things off…with your photos and warm commentary. Pretty soon, my whole list will be in CA! πŸ™‚

  3. Gravity pumps! Those are so cool looking, tall and brightly painted. Mexican food is yuuuuummmy!!! Glad your day was good. πŸ™‚

  4. Such vibrant and lovely photographs.. It is funny how now that I usually have a camera with me everywhere I go how much I notice the beautiful things all around me. Thanks for sharing…

  5. Wonderful photos, Susan. The gas pumps reminded me of the ones at the General Store close to where my grandma lived. The General Store had everything including a butcher and meat rental locker, the post office and the telephone company were next door in the front of the sweet “old” lady who lived there and was the switch board operator and the Postmaster. It was the gas pumps that sent me down memory lane. Thanks. πŸ˜€

  6. Ohhhh … I’m tempted to stop there now. I’m heading North this weekend. Thanks for the heads up, at least. I love California! And I’m loving my fellow Californian bloggers!!!

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