Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Somebody Didn't Do Their Research.

Forbes Magazine, no less.

People. Please. If you're going to discuss my home town, for cryin' out loud LOOK AT A MAP FIRST.

Route 1
Distance: 72 miles on the Big Sur Coast Highway
Points of Note: You'll start in the idyllic Carmel-by-the-Sea and head north to Los Padres National Forest (complete with Redwood trees), then hit Carmel Mission, Basilica, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You'll see sea lion caves, cliffs and gleaming coastline.

For the record... Los Padres National Forest is NOT north of Carmel. Furthermore, neither the Carmel Mission nor the Monterey Bay Aquarium is on Route 1.

For you flatlanders, those points of interest, in the proper order, north to south, are:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Carmel-By-The-Sea
  • Carmel Mission
  • Highway 1
  • (a bunch of other stuff they don't mention in the article)
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Yes, I am feeling a bit curmudgeonly this morning. Thank you for asking.


Jeff D said...

Well, the Carmel Mission is pretty close to route 1. However, the Big Sur Highway (or whatever they called it) does not go north from Carmel - it goes south! I think they get their sense of direction from Play Misty for Me and A Walk in the Clouds (with some Vertigo thrown in for good measure...)

Patrick said...

Well said, Jeff. Nutbag hippies, all of them. Don't lets forget Bixby creek bridge (many commercials and movies, and built by my Uncle), Pebble Beach, the Lone Cypress, Maybeck Library, Point Lobos,and on and on.

Just had a great idea for a tourist point of interest: The hippie hall of fame and museum. Location TBA.

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