Wordful Wednesday-17 Mile Drive

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I almost titled this Wordful Wednesday, “Wordful Wednesday-The One In Which I Take Credit For Pictures I Didn’t Take”.

But then I figured, who am I kidding?  Who is going to believe that I took  all of these shots?

Golf Course on the 17 Mile Drive

View of the ocean on the drive

The Lone Tree

The Ghost Tree

These were taken on the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel, CA.  Such an incredibly beautiful drive, one that I’ve been on MANY times but never tire of.

I took two, my husband took two.  Any guesses which ones are mine?

P.S.  I have a ton more pictures from this drive.  Keep checking back if you are interested in seeing more!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    Wow, what a GORGEOUS place!
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..The Real Art of Conversation =-.

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    Twitter: mami_picture

    Almost #1 Jessica is to to to FAST!!!! jejeje
    Lovely pictures Lovely!!!!
    and heck yeah I coming back to see more pics!! I loving it here!!!

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    Honey Mommy says:

    I am guessing you took the first one and the third one. Don’t ask me why because I don’t really know!

    It looks gorgeous though!
    .-= Honey Mommy´s last blog ..Mommy and Me: The Games We Play =-.

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    Cecily R says:

    I’m going to guess that you took the view of the ocean and the ghost tree.

    All of them are beautiful and remind me that I really need to expand my picture taking from by back yard.
    .-= Cecily R´s last blog ..Spring and An Open Letter =-.

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    Twitter: aprilmom00

    beautiful pics angie– a vacation is always good for the soul and family.
    Are you going to bloggycamp in SF ???

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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      No. I decided to go to Phoenix since it’s closer to me. Are you going to SF for sure?

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        Twitter: aprilmom00

        yes I’m going to SF..but the next time I’m down the area — we can meet up.
        .-= Julie@my5monkeys´s last blog ..Private — Book Review =-.

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    Jennifer says:

    Driving the CA coast is one of those “one day” things. I think that would be a great vacation.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..My baby is two =-.

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    what a beautiful drive that must’ve been !

    I’m guessing you took the tree pics (That’s what i would’ve been shooting if it was me…)
    .-= debi9kids´s last blog ..dear sweet Lord, sick again! =-.

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    I love the ghost tree and the lone tree ones… Beautiful pictures, all. 🙂
    .-= Buckeroomama´s last blog ..Throwbacks =-.

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    Twitter: millermix

    I’m going with first two are yours, second two are his. Can’t wait to find out! Looks breathtaking.

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    Love that drive, Angie. When I was little, my parents used to take us to Carmel and Monterey for vacation… I have so many memories from there!
    .-= Genny´s last blog ..Mommy Coupons (from your kids)… =-.

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    Barbara Manatee says:

    wow! awesome views! I’ve heard Carmel is gorgeous!
    .-= Barbara Manatee´s last blog ..15 & fine =-.

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    Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son

    Love the ghost tree. That’s really cool.
    .-= Allison @ Alli ‘n Son´s last blog ..The Biggest Climb =-.

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    I’m gonna guess that the lone tree ones are yours.

    I went to Carmel when I was 12. In other words WAY to long ago. It is SO beautiful…
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..It Was Kind of a Crazy Day =-.

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    What beautiful picture. Such a view. I don’t think I could get tired of that drive either. And I would have to say that your pictures are probably the first two 🙂 Happy WW!

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    Twitter: Twinfatuation

    Incredible. What gorgeous glimpses…thank you! (I need a vicarious vacation!)
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..Way Back When-esday: Mini Museum Mates =-.

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    Kelli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    Wow! Those are awesome. I was going to guess the tree ones too. Shoot! Just take credit for ’em all. I’m sure your hubby wouldn’t mind. 🙂
    .-= Kelli @ writing the waves´s last blog ..Taking time to smell the tulips… =-.

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    .-= Kacey R´s last blog ..{And I’m Back…Sorda Kinda} =-.

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    Twitter: rnrgrl

    I accidently linked up twice! Whoopsie! Love the pictures and thanks for letting me play along!

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    Carmel is one of my favorite places ever! We used to stop there every year on my way down to my grandparent’s house in Orange County. Lovely shots!
    .-= Lolli´s last blog ..Bloggography Challenge – Lenses =-.

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    Liz@Loving Mom 2 Boys
    Twitter: lovingmom2boys

    Those are amazing pics!! What a beautiful drive!!
    .-= Liz@Loving Mom 2 Boys´s last blog ..My Lists 4/20/2010 =-.

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    Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    Looks like a beautiful drive! I’m guessing you took the last two photos. I’m dying to find out which ones you took. I’d love for you to stop by and take a look at my Wordless Wednesday post when you get a chance. I think I may have caught two ladybugs making babies. Link up while you’re there! Have a great day Angie.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
    .-= Kristi {at} Live and Love…Out Loud´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Dazzling Dandelions and Lovely Ladybugs =-.

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    I love Monterey/Carmel…such a beautiful place. Glad you had such a fabulous bloggy break!
    .-= Casey´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday and I Spoke Too Soon =-.

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    Mrs. Cox says:

    Beautiful! I am going to guess you took the ocean and the lone tree picture. 🙂
    .-= Mrs. Cox´s last blog ..The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 1 DVD Review and Giveaway =-.

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    I would love to go on a drive like that! It looks amazing. Trees are so neat….their like people….different shapes and sizes and looks. Each Creative in it’s own way!

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    Twitter: rudyrukus

    Those are amazing. I do miss that part of California we moved 5 years ago. I miss the smell of the ocean but I love it here too.
    .-= Brandie´s last blog ..Bloggography Week 8~Making the Most of YOUR lens =-.

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    Kelly Tirman
    Twitter: kellytirman

    I love that drive. I love that California coast line.

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    Twitter: mommynamedapril

    i love the one of the lone tree. did you take it?
    .-= MommyNamedApril´s last blog ..My Baby is Growing Up So Fast and I’m Having a Hard Time Writing About It. What I’m Trying to Say is He Started School & This is the Story of Day One. =-.

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    Twitter: Chefdruck

    Wow… those are just gorgeous. Makes me so happy that we’ve decided to head out to CA this summer for vacation! I haven’t seen those trees since my roadtrip cross country after college but I remember it well. Thanks for taking me back there with these pics.

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    Twitter: jjlaughing

    I just linked up!! Now I am off to add your button to my post 🙂

    I love your photos…I would guess that you took the last two!

    have a great evening!
    .-= JJ´s last blog ..To make up for Little Lord Faunt-creepy… =-.

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    Twitter: brendaparaguay

    We haven’t done this drive in a very long time. Maybe this summer. .
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Roasted Asparagus with Garlic/TMTT =-.

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    Oh, those are beautiful!
    .-= Stefany´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

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    I love the 17 mile drive! We have not driven through it in years!
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..WORDFUL WEDNESDAY =-.

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    Angelica says:

    What a great drive! The scenery is amazing. All great pics!

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    Ms. Latina says:

    Im not sure but I love the Lone and Ghost Trees!

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    Angela at mommy bytes
    Twitter: mommybytes

    If they all came from your camera, they’re yours! At least that’s what I would say. Lovely pics as always.
    .-= Angela at mommy bytes´s last blog ..WW – Grove Park Inn Pool Heaven =-.

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    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine

    Awesome pictures!!
    .-= Mrs. Marine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Bobo’s Ready For Bed =-.

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    These pics are so great! I have to take the hubs on this drive!

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    Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up says:

    What a beautiful drive. I love the two of the trees.
    .-= Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up´s last blog ..WW: Recycled Earth =-.

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    Amy at Never-True Tales says:

    We love 17 Mile Drive! Gorgeous photos!
    .-= Amy at Never-True Tales´s last blog ..What We’re Reading (Spring 2010 Edition) =-.

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    Cool pics! I think you took the pics of the trees.
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Homeschool Expo, Part 2 & SafetyTat Winner =-.

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    The Penny-Pinching Mama
    Twitter: pennypinchingma

    It doesn’t matter who took ’em, they’re all beautiful!
    .-= The Penny-Pinching Mama´s last blog ..W/W Nice Parking Job, Dude! =-.

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    Twitter: KTnestingspot

    That is a beautiful drive, one I’ve been on many a time, when still living in the Bay area. The CA coastline is unbelieveable.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Mom’s Bean Soup =-.

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    Wow, those trees are awesome! I’ve actually never seen anything like them.

    Thanks for sharing and happy WW!
    .-= Emilie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Butter Earring =-.

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    What a gorgeous spot, I’d love to get out there someday.
    .-= Robin from Israel´s last blog ..Saturday Afternoon Walk, Jerusalem Hills =-.

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    I’m wondering if my BF is close to there. I’d love to take that drive. Beautiful photos.
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..Sweet Sharing – WW =-.

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    Faythe@GrammyMouseTails says:

    Beautiful! who ever took which ones, I like them all! It must of been a relaxing drive, I am envious! I linked up and have your blog linked at the bottom of my WW , since I am very wordful, LOL!
    .-= Faythe@GrammyMouseTails´s last blog ..WW/ Mellow Yellow =-.

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    Beautiful pictures! I love the ocean and would love to be able to take a drive like that.
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday…Mmm popcorn! =-.

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    Cindy A
    Twitter: this_adventure

    17 mile drive is gorgeous! I love that area and coastline!!
    .-= Cindy A´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Innocence =-.

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    Twitter: PrettyPinkMomma

    I have never driven it myself but I had heard that its gorgeous. Obviously from the pictures I’m seeing the rumors are true! Beautiful!!
    .-= Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma´s last blog ..Wordless/Wordful Wednesday – =-.

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    Gorgeous photos! It doesn’t matter who took them. I’m just glad that you shared them. 🙂
    .-= Run DMT´s last blog ..Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Target =-.

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    Sherry @ EX Marks the Spot
    Twitter: sherryshealy

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! Looks so peaceful there but yet there appears to be such strength in nature.

    .-= Sherry @ EX Marks the Spot´s last blog ..WW: Who’s That Behind Those Foster Grants? =-.

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    scrappysue says:

    we drove the entire length of california – it’s such a beautiful trip!
    .-= scrappysue´s last blog ..wordful wednesday: unemployed =-.

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    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    They are all gorgeous!! Happy Hump Day!!
    .-= The Drama Mama´s last blog ..Wordfilled Wednesday-It’s a Sassylicious Giveaway! =-.

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    Shannara says:

    Wow, that looks like a lovely drive. Really nice pictures…

    My world turned white and my daughter went crazy…
    .-= Shannara´s last blog ..The world turned white – again =-.

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    Julie @ Coupon Saving Family says:

    Cool Pictures!!
    .-= Julie @ Coupon Saving Family´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Jonathan =-.

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    Simply Delicious says:

    Beautiful photos!
    .-= Simply Delicious´s last blog ..WW – Dragonfruit =-.

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    Modern Mom says:

    Oh my, it’s such a beautiful place.
    .-= Modern Mom´s last blog ..WW – A Beautiful Garden Pond =-.

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    Maria @ LSS says:

    What a great drive. I love the photos!
    .-= Maria @ LSS´s last blog ..RT|WW – Do you know the name of this flower? =-.

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    Cafe au lait says:

    How beautiful!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.
    .-= Cafe au lait´s last blog ..Sleep Tight =-.

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    Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us. Happy WW!
    .-= Liza´s last blog ..RT|WW – Fire Tree Flower =-.

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    Twitter: irishbymarriage

    I love the ghost tree. There is something about trees like that that gets me everytime!
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..WW: Red, White, and Beautiful =-.

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    Kerry Ellington says:

    These pics are absolutely gorgeous. Wow, just breath taking.

    Thanks for sharing hon! 🙂
    .-= Kerry Ellington´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday! – "Suck It" =-.

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    Tara R.
    Twitter: Tara_R

    My guess is that you took the middle two shots, but they are all beautiful images. The course must be gorgeous.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Tea and sympathy =-.

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    parenting BY dummies
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    I’m gonna guess that the two tree ones are yours. That ghost tree, by the way, is seriously creepy. Gives me shivers just thinking about it at night, alone, when my car breaks down, and my cell phone is dead…

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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      Jeff took both of the tree pictures.

      I didn’t see anything ominous with the tree until I read your comment………..:)

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    Twitter: Momof3CrazGIrls

    My guess is that you took the shots of the trees. They were so pretty! What a great drive…a little far for us, though ; ) I’ll have to share pics from the other coast!
    .-= Janine´s last blog ..Snapshot of Childhood =-.

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    Paula Kiger (Biggreenpen)
    Twitter: biggreenpen

    That’s a drive I’d love to go on! Beautiful pix!

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    Twitter: klacustom

    i have made this drive before it is beautiful
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Me and my boys…. =-.

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    Cop Mama
    Twitter: thecopmama

    Oh, so beautiful! I haven’t been to Calif. in over 13 years! You make me want to return.

    I linked up again today!

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    Very beautiful!!
    .-= Lara´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: The Dark Shadow in the Sun… =-.

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    i love those pictures of trees!
    yeah, I would never get tired of going back to that place too if I were there. ^^

    wanna see your other pics soon! ^___^
    .-= ~KATE~´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: Life in the Train =-.

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts

    Beautiful photos.
    .-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Strawberry Shortcake =-.

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    What an AMAZING 17 mile drive! I can’t even venture to guess which ones you took vs. your hubby…they’re all brilliant shots! 🙂
    .-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..Wordless/Wordful Wednesday – Earth Day and Dinosaurs =-.

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    This is beautiful!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Wash away your Troubles =-.

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    Twitter: lotsospermies

    The ghost tree has a story. I can feel it!
    .-= Pamela´s last blog ..Wordless {or Wordful} Wednesday – – Beer of the Week =-.

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    Hi Angie this is my first time participating in WW. What fun!

    That place looks beautiful! No wonder you never tire of it!

    .-= Sassy´s last blog ..Validation =-.

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    Pamela M. Kramer
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    I’m going with the two trees or the ocean and one of the trees. Am I close?
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Happy Birthday To You! =-.

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    cat@juggling act says:

    Beautiful drive – I think the tree pictures are yours – your eye for details.

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    Twitter: mellisarock

    I love love love those trees…looks like something I would buy…you should do a book of photo’s – I would buy it!
    .-= Mellisa´s last blog ..Wordless and Wordful Wednesday – Making simple memories with Miss Maddy =-.

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    Twitter: MamaMichie

    Love the pictures! I don’t know who took which photo, but I like the one of the ocean and the lone tree.
    .-= Michaela´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Smelling Flowers =-.

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    Gorgeous pictures:-)

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    Twitter: dailydosesofmd

    So beautiful. I wish I was there.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Got Shears? =-.

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    bluecottonmemory says:

    I love the ocean and the tree, too. They seem haunting, quiet and full of emotion!
    .-= bluecottonmemory´s last blog ..$1 per Question – what’s it worth to ya! =-.

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    Small Reflections says:

    Love these views and that beautiful drive … one I’ve taken many times but not lately.
    Hugs and blessings,
    .-= Small Reflections´s last blog ..Random Thoughts – Colorful Outdoor World =-.

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    I love that drive! It is so beautiful and seems so unreal!

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    Amethyst Moon
    Twitter: Amethyst_M

    Wow! what beautiful pictures!
    .-= Amethyst Moon´s last blog ..Post-it Note Tuesday: Reminders =-.

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    Gorgeous pics!!! Gorgeous drive! I think you took 1 and 3…no, 2 and 4…no, 1 and 2….no 3 and……

    .-= octamom´s last blog ..Sweet Sixteen =-.

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    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus

    How beautiful! And so different from the coastline here in SE VA. Thank you for sharing. I love taking “virtual trips”.
    .-= Serendipity is Sweet´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

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    Cascia @ Healthy Moms
    Twitter: cltalbert

    That looks beautiful. I don’t think I’ve taken that drive before. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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    Raise Them Up says:

    So pretty! I’m going to guess that you took the first two on the drive, while your husband was driving. 🙂 They are ALL beautiful. Wow!
    .-= Raise Them Up´s last blog ..I Did It All By Myself =-.

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    Those are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! But I haven’t a clue as to who took which. I think next week i’ll get back into the WW game. I’ve missed showing certain things other than food.
    .-= Live.Love.Eat´s last blog ..Coca Cola Chocolate Pan Cake =-.

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    Katie @ Why Bother?
    Twitter: WhyBotherBlog

    Yep, love that area. Lived in San Francisco for 6 years. Carmel and Monterey were favorite visits. And Half Mood Bay too!
    .-= Katie @ Why Bother?´s last blog ..Live Action Role Playing and Jake =-.

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    Kellyology says:

    Love that ghost tree shot. Lovely.

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    Twitter: myitwins

    Gosh what they say about CA is true — it IS beautiful…so different from the East Coast — I need to make it there someday 🙂 Great photos – thanks for sharing!

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    Trippin' Mama
    Twitter: trippinmama

    Glad you enjoyed your break! Thanks for letting me guest post. Met some fun new bloggers here.

    .-= Trippin’ Mama´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: There Goes My Good Name =-.

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    My guess is Jeff took the golf course and ghost tree photos! 🙂

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    Owen's Mom
    Twitter: notimeMom

    Happy WW! Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Owen’s Mom´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – My Farmers =-.

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    Totally awesome pics. I like the last one the best.
    .-= Xmasdolly´s last blog ..Win a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print Review/Give-Away =-.

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    looks like a beautiful drive~ thanks for sharing
    .-= noelle´s last blog ..Random … Tuesday Thoughts =-.

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    Candy Silvasy
    Twitter: artofthespa

    That ghost tree is fantastic!
    .-= Candy Silvasy´s last blog ..Wordless Wine Wednesday 4/21/10 =-.

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    Twitter: MrsMeganC

    Wow! These are GORGEOUS!! Love the ocean one!
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Wordfulless Wednesday: 100% …And A Winner =-.

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    Twitter: iambrimful

    The ghost tree is my favorite. Amazing that a dead tree can be so beautiful.

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    I don’t know who took which one, but they are all beautiful!

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    I am still catching my post..thanks for sharing these wonderful images!

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    Simply The Best says:

    that ghost tree looks interesting!
    .-= Simply The Best´s last blog ..Water in Paradise Pier Park, Disneyland CA =-.

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    Euroangel Graffiti says:

    done posting mine! happy Outdoor day!
    .-= Euroangel Graffiti´s last blog ..Basilica Del Sto. Niño, Cebu City, Philippines =-.

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    Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him
    Twitter: gonnakillhim

    Wish I could teleport myself there….looks great. If it had been me and my husband taking photos, my two would have been of my palm covering the lense. His would have been breathtaking.

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    TheMoodyMix says:

    I love the views from the coast. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= TheMoodyMix´s last blog ..Dark Solace =-.

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    Twitter: GrammieDiaries

    looks like you went driving by the south side of the coast and I was driving on the north just this weekend. Are you in the Bay Area too? (I am). We were up by Mendocino and took some cool pictures too. Have a great week! It’s going to be gorgeous this weekend after today’s little bit of rain!
    .-= Bri´s last blog ..Pretty in Pink – Wordful Wednesday =-.

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    LindsayDianne says:

    I love the lone tree. My fave.