Carmel 7, CA Roadtrip 2013

Karin Ott

Along the 17 Mile Drive from Carmel there was a stop with the cutest chipmunks. And right here I’ll apologize for feeding them! We didn’t see the sign that we shouldn’t until it was too late. We got out of the car, was practically surrounded by adorable, begging critters and was handed a few taco chips from – believe it or not – some fellow Danes.

Carmel 6, CA Roadtrip 2013

Karin Ott

From Carmel you can take The 17-Mile Drive, the scenic route. We almost didn’t when I found out it cost money to enter the area but I’m glad we went ahead and paid. It was spectacular. And iconic too as we accidentally took a wrong turn into the Pebble Beach area and parked with the people using it rather than with the tourists 🙂

Carmel 3, CA Roadtrip 2013

Karin Ott

Carmel is a very unusual place. It’s both overcrowded with tourists and high class secluded. The Green Lantern Inn was no different. It didn’t look like a hotel at all, definitely an inn. All rooms had their own separate or semi-detached house, lovely gardens, the children’s bed on a floor above ours, and I bet every room is different.