My Mother Celebrates Her 85th Birthday - July 2011

In July of 2011, the family gathered in Cambria to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday.  My parents, Denise, and I drove down Highway 1 along the scenic Big Sur Coast, stopping at Nepenthe for lunch; my sister and her husband drove up from Pasadena to meet us in Cambria.  We stayed at the Olallieberry Inn, a very nice B&B in Cambria - we have stayed here many times before and highly recommend it.

From Cambria we explored much of the surrounding area which means so much to my parents.  It was their escape place when they needed a break from the kids.   My father was born in nearby Paso Robles and spent the earliest years of his life in the small town of Templeton, just a couple of miles south, where grandfather was the high school principal and basketball coach.  we also visited the beach cottage in Cayucos that grandfather built himself, located just 15 miles south of Cambria.

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