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Carmel to Cambria

Today is moving day - time to drive from Carmel to Cambria, one of my very favorite places on earth. We decided to take the slow route down picturesque Highway 1, 100 miles of curves and beauty.

A little past Big Sur I took a couple of photos of the coastline.

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There was a bit of a delay along the way - signal lights in the middle of nowhere, with only one lane for two-way traffic. Rock slides had completely eliminated the oceanside lane in some places. Cal Trans was trying to build up the roadway again, but I have a feeling that it might be a lost cause when Mother Nature is involved.

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We were trying to get to Cambria for a late lunch at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill.

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I love to sit outside there and eat their clam chowder in a breadbowl, along with a little wine.
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Although the soup was certainly enough for lunch, we got three other appetizer-type items that would be our dinner in our room in Cambria.

Coconut Prawns:'
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French Fried Sweet Potatoes:
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Smoked Salmon Quesadilla:
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With our stomachs full, we headed down the road a couple of miles to check in at our little motel, Bluebird Inn.

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The rooms in the front wings of the Bluebird are standard motel-type rooms, but the ones on the back perimeter face onto a landscaped creek and have nice fireplaces. Our favorite room is #18 - it is their only handicapped room, so it's larger and has a reserved parking place right next to the door.

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Here is the view from our room's patio:

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We walked around the little town for awhile, visiting our favorite shops - French Corner Bakery, Seekers Glass Gallery, Heart's Ease, and Indigo Moon Cafe, where we bought some nice cheeses.

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This sounds like such an amazing trip. The food looks so good and those coastline photos are gorgeous!

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