the Coast on a Sunny Day
17 No 1
summer time weather arrives in Pacific Grove it is a wonderful day. And March
14, 2015 was something wonderful. One could hardly believe the warm sun and the
need to put on sun screen when driving along
with the top down.
our Christmas get together everyone said they would really like to head down the
coast again to the Julia Pfiffer Burns Park and
have a nice lunch in the quiet
of the forest. So we picked a day in March, sent the invitation out to all and
put together the event.
began to watch the weather channel carefully hoping that the day we chose would
be kind to us. The Obbink, Vandergrift, Berbermeyer, Gibfried, Banathy,
Spangenberg, and Hannes signed up. The Gibfried’s had guests, Keith and
Jan Nyenhius who came along in their regular car. We all met at the Bank of
America on Rio Road about 10:00 AM.
didn’t seem to be an excessive number of cars on the road. Strange because it
was such a nice morning. Bela Banathy was in his
wonderful looking MGB-GT that
was converted to an electric car but could only go part way due to his battery
we drove along the view sites started to fill up. And more cars were parked
along the side of the road. When we got closer to the park, more cars began to
appear and when we drove into the Park we were in a "line up". The
woman manning the entrance booth came to us and said, “the parking lot is full
and we are letting in one car at a time as one car leaves.”
you can guess the answer to that, we turned around and headed back north. The
alternate plan was to go back to the Pfiffer Park in Big Sur. In all the years
have gone to Julia Pfiffer
Burns park we have never had a parking problem until today and we had one this
time for sure.
pulled into Pfiffer Big Sur park and the attendant said if you go to the end of
the road there will be a lot of parking and picnic benches.
a great spot! Picnic under the roof in the shade. It was wonderful. And the
temperature outside must have hovered around 80 degrees. Great conversations,
stories, food and enjoying the park ambiance.
will keep our eyes and ears open for more good events.