Stonepine Estate Resort
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... celebrations. We arrived just as the parade was kicking off. It was everything we had imagined. It looked like things we had seen in the tv: American flags hanging from buildings and every street corner. The parade itself was fun and showed us all of the different community groups that run in Monterey. It reminded us a lot of the Gala Day in Penicuik but on a bigger scale. After watching the last of the floats going round we walked round to the City Hall, where the had food stalls ...
... oak runs rampant in the area. Either way, we didn’t get poison anything, but were rewarded with a pretty awesome climb through a huge driftwood dam to get to the beach at the end of our hike. The beach was completely secluded, with wildflowers and lizards all over the place. We enjoyed the view for a while before heading back to watch the surfers again, which was a much larger crowd this time around.
All in all, Big Sur was a relaxing place to ...
... we'd better have an early start with a late finish I'm sure. Haven't said yet how nice everybody here in California is so if we get in trouble tomorrow I'm sure a nice pick up driver will help! Peter keeps saying he can't keep up with me, might be the extra stuff he's carrying or his extra weight. It's been nice sitting around the fire in the bar writing this but asked to leave, it's only 9.30! Ok back to our cabin, no TV here lucky I guess that there's ...
Thursday, Oct 3 -
We started Part II of our 4th Cross Country trip in the RV with Skip taking us to the airport this morning. We flew into Monterey where Josh and Lilly picked us up. We were greeted with a running hug and shouts of "Gramma, Papa!" from Lilly - nothing better!
Since we arrived after 5:00, we couldn't pick up the RV tonight (it was at the shop getting brake sensor fixed and oil ...
... before returning it to the Bay. There is even an area of the Bay which is part of the aquarium. There was a fantastic display of jellyfish with many different species, most of which were incredibly poisonous. They were in tanks with bright lights so that we could see them, as some are nearly invisible. The Splash Zone was a lot of fun, it is an area for kids to play and learn about the sea and its creatures. My favourite ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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