Day 249—Thelma and Louise 2012 – Day 1: Packing Heat . . . And Just Few Other Things

In the movie, “Thelma and Louise” brought some “heat” with them and that got them into an awful lot of trouble so in our 2012 version, the “heat” is our hair dryer and Honora and I packed just a few other things to take with us on our ten day journey down the California coast between Carmel and Santa Barbara.

We actually managed to fit it all into the trunk of our rented Mazda 3 and took off for Carmel at about 9:30 this morning.

We pulled over at Marina State Beach for our first walk on a sandy beach about 1 PM.

Here’s the view from the patio of our room at the Wayside Inn in Carmel and we were impressed with the fancy toilet paper so I had to include a shot of that, too!

Lunch at the Patisserie Boissiere included a marinated artichoke that we shared.

After lunch, we meandered through the quaint streets of Carmel, enjoying the ambiance, lovely flowers, and the uncrowded streets on a post-Labor Day Wednesday. We passed the volunteer fire department and I took a photo of Honora taking photos and one of our usual “reflections” photos in the show window of a Louis Vuitton store.