"But being as I cannot get out to run on the beach, at least you will take me to your favorite little town." ------ "Ok, little wee one....we are here....little Mayberry....also known as Pescadero, California."
I want to share with you my favorite little town that I would love to live in someday. Not a fancy town, just a little town with homes dating back to the 19th Century. Quaint and sweet and with a flag pole in the middle of the main street - the only street with any shopping on it, too.
Pescadero is between Half Moon Bay (Miss Esther's old stomping grounds) and Santa Cruz - right off of gorgeous Highway 1. Just inland a few miles from a pretty beach sits this small farming community of about 2000 which is nestled in a little valley with small rolling hills on each side. There is one grocery store, some great little shops featuring works of local artists, a tavern, a church, a cemetary on a hill and an adorable little antique store. The day we were there I met a lovely lady (and I cannot find the slip of paper I wrote her name on - darn it!) but this charming woman was featured in last November's Country Home Magazine. She and her husband, and lets not forget her Wheaten Terrier, live in the most adorable house in town. She shared with me what a wonderful experience and honor it was to have been in CH, however she said that the outside of her home had not been printed in the article. So, unbeknownst to her, after we left the shop and with little treasures in tow, we drove up the street and took pictures of her precious home. Of course, I would LOVE to live there!!!!! The air is fresh and the garden is full of beautiful flowers and plants - and let's not forget the white picket fence!
Sweet manicured boxwood hedges, lavender and a gravel driveway....
...pristine white gazebos, archetectural pieces in the garden and a lush manicured lawn.
A wide angle view of this amazing home. It has a country farmhouse feel to it with the large porch, garden room and black shutters. Of course, the red door just evokes an Americana feel. Can you just see 4th of July buntings along the porch? I can....and I can see myself sitting in my rocking chair, watching our grandchildren play with lots of Scotty Dogs in the yard whilst sipping on sweet tea. At least that would be an ideal dream! If only this house would ever come up for sale, however a lovely lady lives there now and she loves, loves, loves her sweet home - and I can see why!! If you have the November 2007 Country Home magazine, the article of her home will be in there. Now if only I can find what I did with my issue!