BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel
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Off Steinbeck and Charley went 120 miles south to Monterey. Everyone is Monterey was and is a Republican. Steinbeck is now a Democrat because President Harding stirred him there and President Hoover kept him there. John Steinbeck stayed with his family ...
... and caretaker at the fish hatchery. He loved the written word. Anyway, visit the museum if you enjoy his works or are ever in Salinas.
That reminds me, when I looked at the Cannery Row exhibit, I saw a photo of women working in the sardine factory which was the norm of the day unlike other factories in the US at that time. Then, only men worked in factories before WWII. Well, found out that my aunt, ...
... clusters having big group cuddles and their size and quantity was quite staggering. Some moved up the beach which is entertaining to watch as they kind of do 'the worm' forward shuffle and all their blubber ripples along with them. Lots were also fidgeting and flicking sand over themselves so it was very fascinating and enjoyable to observe. And of course their noses are ridiculous.
So moving on we entered the Big Sur territory where the road ...
... around Monterey Bay.
Joe is gifted at seeing wildlife on the side of the road. He can be driving 90 mph down the road and see deer grazing behind trees. There are lots of deer around Monterey and we stopped to admire some grazing near the beach. We noticed some squirrels nearby and then I saw the fattest squirrel I have ever seen in my life. He was sitting up, appearing to hold court with a couple of seagulls. When he heard my camera noise, he looked up at me but ...
... must be the size of actual elephants.
KK: Highway 1 clings to the hills on their Pacific side and the road twists and undulates. Scores of motorbikes looked to wriggle past on tight corners while campervans (RVs) would suddenly stop if they saw a place to pull in. The temptation to soak up the scenery was overridden by the desire not to drive into it. By the time we got to Salinas we felt we had been driving all day. I say we, LK drives every inch with me; her grabbing the door ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel
We stayed three nights and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It was a great place to explore the Bay of Monterey from.
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