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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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be sparse. By midafternoon, we made it into Los Angeles where we briefly strolled the glamorous streets of Beverly Hills and drove through Hollywood. We ended up camping in Malibu, right next to the Pacific Coast Highway, a.k.a. California SR-1. Under the mystifying moonlight, we listened to the Pacific pounding on the shore and felt the ground trembling. On July 8, our plan was to drive along the scenic SR-1 North to Monterey, but road clo- sures due to recent landslides forced us to take a detour and spend more time on US-101. Here we saw many farms, reminding us that California is not only abundant in education, technology, and entertainment, but also in ag- riculture. Back on SR-1, we were able to access Big Sur from Monterey. The scenery along the coastline was mesmerizing and intoxicating. Under a blue sky, the setting sun, and some low-lying clouds, the ocean gleamed with a lustrous sheen, while wearing a thin veil of fog. The road wound through luxuriant vegeta- tion, with waves being bounced off the shore, turning into a white ring of misty flowers. No trip to California would be complete without a stop in the Napa Valley, and we spent an afternoon visiting a few wineries over the strong objection from William, a staunch prohibitionist. In and around Napa Valley, the sunshine is plentiful, the soil fertile, and the temperature swing minimal. In the competitive global wine market, Napa has sol- idly established itself as a top contender with good reason. 123 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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