Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
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... all Elephant seals do this twice a year.
The next day was spent discovering more of the Bay with a visit to Santa Cruz. Had a very pleasant couple of hours at the boardwalk fair where we played a game of crazy golf.
We left Santa Cruz which in itself was not easy as we did circles on the roads for a bit. Once safely on our way we headed for the Mystery Spot. The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the ...
... and Emily, which was very fun. No one threw up - a plus - and we got there pretty early, so small lines - another plus. After the pier we went to a shopping center and got lunch before a shopping round.
Another thing that happened was aforementioned Passover Seder. Maren rocked the house. We got to meet all of her friends, Emily had her first Seder ever, and we all had a lot of fun. Her friends were all great. One friend, Amy F., who came over ...
... arriving in a steady stream. Staff walking up and down the lines of cars and checking them in and taking the keys. The process took just a few minutes and then we made our way upstairs to pick up our California car - a mustang convertible (desk clerk told us color is Baby Blue). Now we have had to add on another 3 minutes to every photostop as Neil has to wipe off any marks on the body work with his handkerchief before we drive away. ...
... nearby are the ones that are currently closed for the bats.
Next I took the Condor Gulch Overlook trail. It's a 2 mile hike. I was told that it has 700 feet of elevation change but I think it was a little less. The hike goes up into a gulch to an overlook that gives a nice view looking back down the gulch.
After my hikes I headed for Salinas for the night.
... journey uhh ohh.
Back on track freedom was a blink away, we were approaching the tolls for the Golden Gate Bridge and highway 101 was on the other side which we were going take nearly all the way to Big Sur – victory was to be ours or not. As we were entering the toll booths, the RV struck the side quite dramatically. I looked into the side-view mirror just in time to see small pieces of plastic falling to the floor. As we pulled up to ...
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