Wordful Wednesday-17 Mile Drive

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I almost titled this Wordful Wednesday, “Wordful Wednesday-The One In Which I Take Credit For Pictures I Didn’t Take”.

But then I figured, who am I kidding?  Who is going to believe that I took  all of these shots?

Golf Course on the 17 Mile Drive

View of the ocean on the drive

The Lone Tree

The Ghost Tree

These were taken on the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel, CA.  Such an incredibly beautiful drive, one that I’ve been on MANY times but never tire of.

I took two, my husband took two.  Any guesses which ones are mine?

P.S.  I have a ton more pictures from this drive.  Keep checking back if you are interested in seeing more!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Wow, what a GORGEOUS place!
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  2. Almost #1 Jessica is to to to FAST!!!! jejeje
    Lovely pictures Lovely!!!!
    and heck yeah I coming back to see more pics!! I loving it here!!!

  3. I am guessing you took the first one and the third one. Don’t ask me why because I don’t really know!

    It looks gorgeous though!
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  4. I’m going to guess that you took the view of the ocean and the ghost tree.

    All of them are beautiful and remind me that I really need to expand my picture taking from by back yard.
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  5. beautiful pics angie– a vacation is always good for the soul and family.
    Are you going to bloggycamp in SF ???

  6. Driving the CA coast is one of those “one day” things. I think that would be a great vacation.
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  7. what a beautiful drive that must’ve been !

    I’m guessing you took the tree pics (That’s what i would’ve been shooting if it was me…)
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  8. I love the ghost tree and the lone tree ones… Beautiful pictures, all. 🙂
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  9. I’m going with first two are yours, second two are his. Can’t wait to find out! Looks breathtaking.

  10. Love that drive, Angie. When I was little, my parents used to take us to Carmel and Monterey for vacation… I have so many memories from there!
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  11. wow! awesome views! I’ve heard Carmel is gorgeous!
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  12. Love the ghost tree. That’s really cool.
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  13. I’m gonna guess that the lone tree ones are yours.

    I went to Carmel when I was 12. In other words WAY to long ago. It is SO beautiful…
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  14. What beautiful picture. Such a view. I don’t think I could get tired of that drive either. And I would have to say that your pictures are probably the first two 🙂 Happy WW!

  15. Incredible. What gorgeous glimpses…thank you! (I need a vicarious vacation!)
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  16. Wow! Those are awesome. I was going to guess the tree ones too. Shoot! Just take credit for ’em all. I’m sure your hubby wouldn’t mind. 🙂
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  18. I accidently linked up twice! Whoopsie! Love the pictures and thanks for letting me play along!

  19. Carmel is one of my favorite places ever! We used to stop there every year on my way down to my grandparent’s house in Orange County. Lovely shots!
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  20. Those are amazing pics!! What a beautiful drive!!
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  21. Looks like a beautiful drive! I’m guessing you took the last two photos. I’m dying to find out which ones you took. I’d love for you to stop by and take a look at my Wordless Wednesday post when you get a chance. I think I may have caught two ladybugs making babies. Link up while you’re there! Have a great day Angie.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
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  22. I love Monterey/Carmel…such a beautiful place. Glad you had such a fabulous bloggy break!
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  23. Beautiful! I am going to guess you took the ocean and the lone tree picture. 🙂
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  24. I would love to go on a drive like that! It looks amazing. Trees are so neat….their like people….different shapes and sizes and looks. Each Creative in it’s own way!

  25. Those are amazing. I do miss that part of California we moved 5 years ago. I miss the smell of the ocean but I love it here too.
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  26. I love that drive. I love that California coast line.

  27. MommyNamedApril says
  28. Wow… those are just gorgeous. Makes me so happy that we’ve decided to head out to CA this summer for vacation! I haven’t seen those trees since my roadtrip cross country after college but I remember it well. Thanks for taking me back there with these pics.

  29. I just linked up!! Now I am off to add your button to my post 🙂

    I love your photos…I would guess that you took the last two!

    have a great evening!
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  30. We haven’t done this drive in a very long time. Maybe this summer. .
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  31. Oh, those are beautiful!
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  32. I love the 17 mile drive! We have not driven through it in years!
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  33. What a great drive! The scenery is amazing. All great pics!

  34. Im not sure but I love the Lone and Ghost Trees!

  35. If they all came from your camera, they’re yours! At least that’s what I would say. Lovely pics as always.
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  36. Awesome pictures!!
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  37. These pics are so great! I have to take the hubs on this drive!

  38. What a beautiful drive. I love the two of the trees.
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  39. We love 17 Mile Drive! Gorgeous photos!
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  40. Cool pics! I think you took the pics of the trees.
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  41. The Penny-Pinching Mama says

    It doesn’t matter who took ’em, they’re all beautiful!
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  42. That is a beautiful drive, one I’ve been on many a time, when still living in the Bay area. The CA coastline is unbelieveable.
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  43. Wow, those trees are awesome! I’ve actually never seen anything like them.

    Thanks for sharing and happy WW!
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  44. What a gorgeous spot, I’d love to get out there someday.
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  45. I’m wondering if my BF is close to there. I’d love to take that drive. Beautiful photos.
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  46. Beautiful! who ever took which ones, I like them all! It must of been a relaxing drive, I am envious! I linked up and have your blog linked at the bottom of my WW , since I am very wordful, LOL!
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  47. Beautiful pictures! I love the ocean and would love to be able to take a drive like that.
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  48. 17 mile drive is gorgeous! I love that area and coastline!!
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  49. I have never driven it myself but I had heard that its gorgeous. Obviously from the pictures I’m seeing the rumors are true! Beautiful!!
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  50. Gorgeous photos! It doesn’t matter who took them. I’m just glad that you shared them. 🙂
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  51. Those are absolutely gorgeous! Looks so peaceful there but yet there appears to be such strength in nature.

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  52. we drove the entire length of california – it’s such a beautiful trip!
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  53. They are all gorgeous!! Happy Hump Day!!
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  54. Wow, that looks like a lovely drive. Really nice pictures…

    My world turned white and my daughter went crazy…
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  55. Cool Pictures!!
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  56. Beautiful photos!
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  57. Oh my, it’s such a beautiful place.
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  58. What a great drive. I love the photos!
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  59. How beautiful!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.
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  60. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us. Happy WW!
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  61. I love the ghost tree. There is something about trees like that that gets me everytime!
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  62. These pics are absolutely gorgeous. Wow, just breath taking.

    Thanks for sharing hon! 🙂
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  63. My guess is that you took the middle two shots, but they are all beautiful images. The course must be gorgeous.
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  64. I’m gonna guess that the two tree ones are yours. That ghost tree, by the way, is seriously creepy. Gives me shivers just thinking about it at night, alone, when my car breaks down, and my cell phone is dead…

    • Jeff took both of the tree pictures.

      I didn’t see anything ominous with the tree until I read your comment………..:)

  65. My guess is that you took the shots of the trees. They were so pretty! What a great drive…a little far for us, though ; ) I’ll have to share pics from the other coast!
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  66. That’s a drive I’d love to go on! Beautiful pix!

  67. Beautiful!

  68. i have made this drive before it is beautiful
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  69. Oh, so beautiful! I haven’t been to Calif. in over 13 years! You make me want to return.

    I linked up again today!

  70. Very beautiful!!
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  71. i love those pictures of trees!
    yeah, I would never get tired of going back to that place too if I were there. ^^

    wanna see your other pics soon! ^___^
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  72. Beautiful photos.
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  73. What an AMAZING 17 mile drive! I can’t even venture to guess which ones you took vs. your hubby…they’re all brilliant shots! 🙂
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  74. This is beautiful!
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  75. The ghost tree has a story. I can feel it!
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  76. Hi Angie this is my first time participating in WW. What fun!

    That place looks beautiful! No wonder you never tire of it!

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  77. I’m going with the two trees or the ocean and one of the trees. Am I close?
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  78. Beautiful drive – I think the tree pictures are yours – your eye for details.

  79. I love love love those trees…looks like something I would buy…you should do a book of photo’s – I would buy it!
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  80. Love the pictures! I don’t know who took which photo, but I like the one of the ocean and the lone tree.
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  81. Gorgeous pictures:-)

  82. So beautiful. I wish I was there.
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  83. I love the ocean and the tree, too. They seem haunting, quiet and full of emotion!
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  84. Love these views and that beautiful drive … one I’ve taken many times but not lately.
    Hugs and blessings,
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  85. I love that drive! It is so beautiful and seems so unreal!

  86. Wow! what beautiful pictures!
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  87. Gorgeous pics!!! Gorgeous drive! I think you took 1 and 3…no, 2 and 4…no, 1 and 2….no 3 and……

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  88. How beautiful! And so different from the coastline here in SE VA. Thank you for sharing. I love taking “virtual trips”.
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  89. That looks beautiful. I don’t think I’ve taken that drive before. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  90. So pretty! I’m going to guess that you took the first two on the drive, while your husband was driving. 🙂 They are ALL beautiful. Wow!
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  91. Those are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! But I haven’t a clue as to who took which. I think next week i’ll get back into the WW game. I’ve missed showing certain things other than food.
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  92. Yep, love that area. Lived in San Francisco for 6 years. Carmel and Monterey were favorite visits. And Half Mood Bay too!
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  93. Love that ghost tree shot. Lovely.

  94. Gosh what they say about CA is true — it IS beautiful…so different from the East Coast — I need to make it there someday 🙂 Great photos – thanks for sharing!

  95. Glad you enjoyed your break! Thanks for letting me guest post. Met some fun new bloggers here.

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  96. My guess is Jeff took the golf course and ghost tree photos! 🙂

  97. Happy WW! Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.
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  98. Totally awesome pics. I like the last one the best.
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  99. looks like a beautiful drive~ thanks for sharing
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  100. That ghost tree is fantastic!
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  101. Wow! These are GORGEOUS!! Love the ocean one!
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  102. The ghost tree is my favorite. Amazing that a dead tree can be so beautiful.

  103. I don’t know who took which one, but they are all beautiful!

  104. I am still catching my post..thanks for sharing these wonderful images!

  105. that ghost tree looks interesting!
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  106. done posting mine! happy Outdoor day!
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  107. Wish I could teleport myself there….looks great. If it had been me and my husband taking photos, my two would have been of my palm covering the lense. His would have been breathtaking.

  108. I love the views from the coast. Thanks for sharing!
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  109. looks like you went driving by the south side of the coast and I was driving on the north just this weekend. Are you in the Bay Area too? (I am). We were up by Mendocino and took some cool pictures too. Have a great week! It’s going to be gorgeous this weekend after today’s little bit of rain!
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  110. I love the lone tree. My fave.