Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
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... into disuse, and the third was The Presidio of Monterey built in 1904. After serving very active service for years, it is now the Foreign Language Institute and trains people from all branches of the service.
Its heyday was during WWI when it was used to train cavalry. Troops could often be seen riding over the hills in formation. Ronald Regan made the movie Sergeant Murphy early in his career and the film ...
... we decided to give in and have an early dinner on fisherman's wharf. we then walked back to our motel. another fab day, also the bonus that we've had plenty of exercise today walking around and on the surrey.
tomorrow we leave monterey and head down the famous route 1, described as the best drive in america, the first part takes us through the 'big sur' described by r l stevenson as 'the greatest meeting of land and sea'. the drive is approx 300 miles and ...
... I also found another German girl called Rosa through CouchSurfing who needed a ride down to LA, so we got in touch and she joined us for the first part of the trip too. We met up on Wednesday morning for breakfast in San Francisco to plan out our route a little bit before we set off. We left San Francisco around midday on Wednesday and headed south. We decided to take two days to drive down to LA. It's about an ...
... moment. (The things we do for love). Mission finally completed, we left LA two and half hour later than I had planned (so all my buffer time for our drive was gone!).
We had a quick stop off at a little town named Saint Luis Obispo. It was a lovely little town, with tree lined streets and cute little shops and cafes. I wish we had had more time! Continuing north, we were headed for Hearst Castle. A huge estate with a massive castle that took 28 ...
... Point lighthouse, which is apparently a "gem" of the CA coast but is sadly in need of repair. It was also pretty cold and gray out, so we didn't stay long. Our next stop was Santa Cruz and by that point, the sun came out to reveal an amazing, sunny and perfect 75-degree afternoon. Santa Cruz is a funny contradiction of a town: we drove through the college part of town filled with thrift shops, smoke shops, tantric healing centers and kids who ...
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