Posted on July 12, 2013
A town without addresses-literally
It’s been nice to sit on the couch with Mike, sip fresh coffee and talk about our future. That boy’s been working so much, these moments are a rare treat.
For someone who is a creature of habit and doesn’t love change it’s a little scary not knowing where we’ll be living a month from now. But it’s always fun to think about where we’d like to be in the next couple of years. We’re really excited about the adventures ahead. Plus we have options and I like options.
Anyway yesterday I drove down to Monterey to look at more rentals. I made sure to stop and snap a few shots of the ocean. It was windy & 61 but none the less beautiful. Check out my virtual friend Mo’s post about the Monterey/Carmel area. This girl knows where all of the cool stuff is plus I totally agree with her description of the area “in Carmel and Monterey, the beach isn’t really “beachy,” it’s more “coastal.”
An odd tid bit: Carmel By The Sea doesn’t have addresses. This below explains it better than I can.
“There are no street addresses. That’s right – no street addresses. Instead of being identified by government issued numbers, homes are identified either by their cottage name (which owners can choose) or by description (SW Corner of San Carlos and 5th, green house three down with the big red door). Explaining this to UPS or places that do not accept P.O. Box addresses can be challenging. It does, however, encourage one to know their streets, neighbours, houses and surroundings so they can explain how to get around town.”
I may have squealed when I saw the sign for 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach!! Maybe. Driving it is on my bucket list.
I did find a solid lead on a place and applied for it. Now we’re crossing our fingers it all works out. If anything, the drive down Highway 1 was beautiful.
We have several rentals to view this weekend so something’s bound to happen. We’re finally feeling pretty good about things working out for us.
Just for giggles. How many of you can relate?
Gotta run. Literally.
Have you ever visited a town or city that has a few quirks? What were they?
What’s on your bucket list?
Anyone racing this weekend? If so, good luck!