El Dorado Motel
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... photo with sunglasses as scale), all for $8.50 after MSP discount. Hehe...
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... a cute little village that had eateries and trinkets, and ate some Indian Food. On the drive back to our hotel, my face was plastered to the window of the car as I was treated to a beautiful starry night... a sight that isn't found in my hometown of Orlando. I absolutely love stargazing and one day I will be camp out somewhere where they are endless, but for tonight, the Californian sky was mesmerizing enough. What a dazzling way to end the ...
... for me to be able to do in the light. Crossing bridges is much more exciting with the sun as your companion. An hour later, after stopping at many vista points to take photos, I arrived in the few mile stretch of "the town" of Big Sur. Tired and hungry, I stop for something to eat and head to find a place to stay. Stumbling upon Fernwood Resort, I stayed for two days and met some great neighbors with a dog (every place i have stopped on this trip, ...
... 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 ...
We managed to drive off the beach without getting stuck and were soon back on solid road. It had become clear we needed more covers, an aired and some pillows for the tent. It is no fun waking up feeling like you have been beaten up...that's if you get to sleep in the first place.
Anyway, not far up the road we stopped in a place called Morro Bay for a look around.
Further north we saw a sign saying "elephant seal vista" so we swearved off the road for a look and ...