In Pebble Beach, California there is a “words-cannot-describe” 17 Mile Drive where you will find the famous Lone Cypress Tree. The drive is actually a gated, private drive with golf courses and beautiful homes – but for $10 you can drive through and see how the top 2% of the population lives. The tree alone is well worth the ten bucks – it’s over 250 years old and has become a symbol for this very wealthy region of of the Monterey Bay. The Lone Cypress Tree has been featured in movies, commercials, and is a favorite of tv camera crews during golf tournaments year after year.
This is the view of the Olympic Club from my house where the 2012 US Open was held this past June. I am married to the greatest guy anyone could ask for and he’s an avid golfer and fan, so when he told me he had tickets to the US Open for the Friday of that week I tried to be happy…. but I’ve been traveling more than ever this year, and I got home around midnight on the evening before just so I could go with him (good heavens, I think we walked 36 holes as spectators), but I was a good sport and I don’t think he has any idea how I felt. Whew – good to get that off my chest 🙂