Posts for August, 2015

August 29, 2015

A Carmel Getaway

carmelcheeseWhen I was a kid, pretty much every Sunday, fog or shine, my family would head to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and get in line at the Mediterranean Market. We’d buy deli rolls, sliced meat and cheese, chips, cold Oranginas & a handful of those little boxes of La Florentine nougat, all the same flavor to minimize bloody skirmishes.

Then we’d plunk down in the grass at neighboring Devendorf Park, and have a picnic. The market’s a furniture store now, but plenty of the old Carmel I remember from way back when still remains, and its sedentary pace, old world charm, and infinite supply of hopelessly romantic twinkle-light-lit nooks make it an ideal weekend getaway. Here’s where I like to eat, drink, and stay by the bay.

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