BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey
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- Swimming pool
- Banquet room
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... was nearly dark when we arrived in Monterey.
Fisherman's wharf is the main tourist hub for Monterey so we decided to take a walk. It is still a working wharf so we checked out the fishing boats. We saw lots of pelicans and shome harbour seals asleep on a floating pontoon next to the boats. We had to eat in one of the resturants (Fina Cafe) there to sample the local cusine including whole Dungeness Crab, crab raviolli and shrimp canneloni.
... rate for our troubles. Just then, remembering that we were going to travel one of the most beautiful coastal highways on the planet, and pressed by a conversation with our friend Susan Coates, who cajoled me by suggesting this summer that I should, "just splurge, Turner, you cheap *******! You gotta have a convertible Mustang to drive the California Coast!!!" I suggested to Waylon of Enterprise that if he liked, we could stick with the $29.95 fee, ...
... a small cafe overlooking the mountains, and then carried on driving stopping en route to take in the views. We drove briefly into Carmel and then Monterey where we parked up for a drink and a walk along the wharf, seeing the huge seals laid out. We were in two minds about staying for dinner in Monterey as it was so lovely, but decided we'd drive to our motel and hope there were some restaurants there. Our motel was in Salinas, apparently the salad bowl of america because there ...
... Mel Gibson and his daughter as we messed around swimming, relaxing in the hot tub and generally enjoying a lovely sunny California afternoon and evening.
In the evening we were joined for dinner by our friends from home Patricia, Stephen and their son George. We ate in The Lodge in Carmel Valley. A very pleasant night was had by all; the boys played Uno and the grown ups drank wine. We all ate well before everyone headed off to bed.
... centre. You cannot park at the castle - you need to catch a special tour bus from the visitor centre to go on one of the various castle tours they have. We decide not to do one of these, as we want to get to Monterey at a reasonable hour, but there is a free display of various castle artefacts, so we check that out before heading off.
Back on the road we keep to the coastline heading north, looking at the (fog covered) ...