Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day Trip: Monterey!

The spectacular Monterey Coast

Last weekend was the Castroville Artichoke Festival.  We had never been before, so it was a good excuse to drive to the coast!  Only about an hour and a half away and so worth the drive.  The photo above is my husband's choice for HIS painting.  It is actually four photos that I stitched together with a handy program called DoubleTake.  I use the program often when I scan large paintings, but this is the first time I used it to make a panorama photo. here is a slight difference in blue shades in the middle of the sky, but my paint brush knows how to fix that.

The festival wasn't as huge as we were expecting, but they did have some good food. We chose artichoke burritos for lunch and, of course, for dessert- funnel cake. YUM...
I also got to visit a friend I hadn't seen in over 20 years- so a perfect day!

FUNNEL CAKE FOR 2- WW points not counted!


  1. Hi Sheryl, the photography is wonderful, the place is certainly very nice!!
    Ciao,a hug!

  2. What a great day you must have had! I'm jealous! The picture is gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous pictures, S :) Glad you had a good time.

  4. What a wonderful day!
    So glad you had fun - am looking forward to the new painting :) xx

  5. Thanks! Yes, that photo will be a painting soon- my husband requested it!

  6. Lovely day, lovely lunch and of course great inspiration for a painting. Enjoy reliving the fun.


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