Aptos Beach Inn - Center for Soul
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
Sticking with the advice of an Indian man from Bloomington, we continued along the California route 1 north to Monterey Bay. Some of the stops along the way included a beach covered in huge malting elephant seals, quite a sight indeed, and an ocean front waterfall as well as many a cliff outlook and stunning view. Our first night was in Monterey. In it's hey day Monterey Bay was known for ...
... thought I might have heard of them. But it was mainly the mansion. I got there about 10:30, walked into the tasting room, and asked the dude if he could do a tasting in 15 minutes. He was amused but up to the challenge, as was I. It worked. It was yummy. Buy their C******nay (it’s available everywhere, even Pennsylvania!). Turns out there are approximately a zillion wineries in the town of Kenwood, ...
... watched as they filmed a Clint Eastwood inspired character riding a bull...looked interesting. We also saw a party of people walking their pets, one of which was a baboon on a leash. Appropriate really as the remake of Planet of the Apes was shot there too! After Vasquez we left for Monterey at about 9am. The GPS estimated we would get there about 2pm but after stopping for lunch it ...
... midnight doughnuts, walks through rose-lined sidewalks, warm nighttime bike rides to wooden picnic tables at our favorite bars, brunch-time Portlandia madness, dharma teatime, queer dance revolution, 4th of July football in firework tornadoes, Shpongle celebrations with a splash of hot springs on the side, Hawaii reunion in the golden hills of Santa Cruz reminding me that love is absolutely present with voices that have been in the distance, roller coasters with falling views of the ...
... pricier, but we decided worth it.
We spent the afternoon wandering around China town and then Fisherman's wharf. We've booked tickets to Alcatraz tomorrow morning.
Got great views of the city before the fog rolled in. We spent the last hour or so of the evening in a great bar/coffee shop off Washington square called Mario's Cigar Store & Coffee Shop.
Photos coming soon.
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