Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
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... excitement, with delight, with full blow nerdy-geekiness; totally awesome.
Really, this whole entry is pretty much summed up like this:
I spent almost 7 hours at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, looking at every exhibit (yes, the kids section too) and absorbing as much as I could. I chatted with the volunteers. I sat outside and looked at the bay (while munching on snacks to keep me going). I even sat on the ground, looking up at the huge aquarium window for quite a ...
... s. We walked down the street two blocks and there we were. It's so cute - the waiters all know Lilly, so they showed us to her favorite table in the corner and said, "Do you want your usual 2 pancakes with blueberries on the side and apple juice?"
We played around the house until lunch and then we went to her soccer game. Lilly is number 8 on the Silver Hawks. Cute game: 0 - ...
... over as soon as our bus pulled in anticipating lots of pats and pampering!! Got some almonds and pistachios, lots of puss pats and visited the various other animals waiting for us - some birds, goats, a couple of ostriches, and an alpaca. We then continued to the coast, finding Monterey Bay before heading a little fUrther down to Carmel by the Sea - a beautiful, small, posh seaside town with gorgeous houses, and great shops and eateries. ...
... in this motel. They leave the windows open! The clerk brought us a fan to use instead. It will turn out to be OK since the nights are so cool, but it really threw me for a loop when I asked how to turn on the air and the clerk told me, there is no air! The other thing we find is that they do not keep coffee or half-n-half in their kitchen or receiving area. We are a little spoiled I think.
... that I feel desperately sad, and I think about the day Elwood was born and how very much I loved him straight away and how overnight he was the centre of our universe. When I think of these people doing it tough on the street are somebody’s children, that is when I feel the saddest.
We headed over to a lovely ‘Shipwreck’ themed park Elwood climbed and jumped from all the dangerously high things, and then ...
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