Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sundays In My City

This is the city my mother was born in, grew up in and is buried in. It is where her heart always was even after she married my father and moved to Los Angeles in 1940. It's where I spent every summer on my aunt's ranch and every weekend I possibly could during the school year. It's where I ran the streets day and night as a kid never fearing a thing because I was related to just about every resident. It's where I moved as soon as I was married because, like my mother, it's where my heart was then and where my heart will always remain.




Cayucos, California
Population 2943




Cass House




Best Chowder on the West Coast




Cayucos By the Sea




A Real Wild West Saloon




A Great Place to Stay




Main Street




Unknown Mami

19 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

What a great little town. You took some wonderful pictures of it too. It means even more because your mom loved the town and you do too, so it has to be special.

May said...

Your city is beautiful and you are lucky that you could go back and live there!!

Delirious said...

I would love to make a trip down there. I live in Antioch, in the Bay area. :)

Brian Miller said...

it looks like a great little town...with things to do when you are not at the beach...real wild west entertainment too...nice.

Balazs & Leah said...

Ahh! You're making me miss home! My grandparents always took us to sea shanty. I miss it!

When did I become my Mom said...

There really is no place like home. How lucky of you to get to remain where your heart is! :-)

lisleman said...

I need to look up this place. Looks very nice and peaceful. On the ocean too.

Nicole said...

I spent a few Fourth of July's there with Kelly and lots of other relatives of yours who I couldn't keep track of then and certainly couldn't remember now. It is a truly unique and beautiful spot. Feels very un-California. Yet there you are staring out at the beautiful Pacific.

Just Be Real said...

Lovely shots. Looks and feels like a lovely town to live in. Thank you for sharing your past and present. Blessings.

gayle said...

I love the pictures of this town!!! I have never hear of it but would really like to visit one day. I love small towns!!

Ms. Anthropy said...

I wasn't aware there were places like this in existence in CA. This place is fantastic!

Oklahoma Granny said...

It looks like a wonderful town. No wonder you left your heart there.

J.J. said...

I have relatives not too far from there, in Santa Maria.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Unless I'm pronouncing it wrong in my head, I'm not sure I've even heard of this before. I swear I think I hear of a new town in California I've not heard before. It sounds just plain awesome.

BLOGitse said...

I've never been to the real West - your town looks like in the movies! Cool!
Sunny SIMC greetings from Casablanca!

BLOGitse

qandlequeen said...

I can see why you love it so much!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

ACK! I just saw my comment again and forgot two whole words. I meant to say: "I swear I think I hear of a new town in California I've not heard before EVERY DAY". Only now it's sort of lost its punch, really. {SIGH!}

Coby said...

This little place looks just lovely. I could spend a summer there!

Unknown Mami said...

I've never been. I'll have to plan a trip.