Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
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... photo with sunglasses as scale), all for $8.50 after MSP discount. Hehe...
- Arris' Pizza Palace
- local gem near the Capitol, flavorful Greek sausage
- Bandana's BBQ
- regional chain, smoke meat on site, delicious
- Prison Brews
- local starter, ...
... parking meters and a very friendly local puts in his own money to pay up the meter much to our protesting. He seems very happy to help us out.
To add insult to injury the thermos, so ******** with their contents, prove to be cold. So coffee and tea was a complete waste of energy and distress.
We wander down to the pier to check out the entertainment and all the places for lunch. On our way a man with a trolley full of trained ...
... the bigger operators. Saw plenty of whale action. Afterwards we went to see a few more historic buildings (and we experienced a Julie foot stompy moment as she had trouble sorting out the map directions :) ). We then drove around the outside edge of Monterey and headed to Carmel and visited the Mission Ranch - beautiful ...
... feel from the southern coast, along with being a fair few degrees cooler it is very reminiscent of Canada with its rustic streets and wooden buildings. It is so relaxed and you could wander for hours. We checked into the hotel and then headed out to do the '17-mile Drive' - a set route through the Pacific Grove / Pebble Beach (the golfers among you will know this well) area with stop offs and landmarks along the way, ...
... hit the road to Monterey. The drive to Monterey is meant to be one of the nicest drives in the USA as it takes you along the coast....but...did our GPS find this road...NO...and could we find out how to get on it reading one of our thousand maps ...NO...so we ended up on the most ridiculous road that took us inland, it wasn't even a freeway it was just this road that went through all the suburbs...kidding we weren't miffed. ..we put into the GPS route 1, state ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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