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Cameron was quite adamant about stopping at Gayle’s for lunch, and we were all really glad we did. Gayle’s offers a ton of options for lunch, everything from mini baguette sandwiches and deviled eggs, to mac-and-cheese and squash soup. Though a lot of the food is perfect for picnicking, we opted to eat in.
The interior is cozy, and could easily be described as deli meets bakery meets grandma’s house. Many of the walls were adorned with decorative porcelain plates and with bright colored curtains. The food was great and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.
After lunch we drove onward to Point Lobos. The rocky shore was beautiful, but it wasn’t long before we were greeted by the fog.
The fog rolled in quickly. The landscape took on a somewhat eerie atmosphere, and suddenly it was as if we were exploring another planet. Over the years, the tides have carved out spectacular craters in the rock, creating a contrast of smooth and gritty surfaces.
In attempt to escape the fog and the cold at Point Lobos, we headed back north towards Carmel. On the way we went into the 17 Mile Drive for a bit, making a stop at the iconic Lone Cypress.
Quite frankly, Eza was more interesting than the lone tree.
On our way home we stopped to catch the sunset in Carmel. The sky cast beautiful reflections on the wet sands. All in all it was a perfect end to an amazing adventure.