Well on a last minute whim we headed down to Carmel and Monterey for the weekend. It was a "blustery day" according to Clara which felt so fall-y and perfect. We shopped around, got Crystal fish for dinner and Bakery pretzels for lunch and went down to the beach and marveled at the roiling sea. There's something so haunting about the beach in the fall and winter. It's so misty and eerie and quiet, save the great crashing waves. It might be my favorite time to visit. We went to church on Sunday, got breakfast at Cafe Trieste, which was a fluke but may have been my favorite meal... and did the 17 mile drive before heading home. Oh I do love a good weekend away.