Howard Johnson Inn Salinas
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... was never disappointed. The ultimate was a Stuffed Sopaipila, with chicken that was stewed in green chile sauce stuffed inside fry bread. Then smothered in green chile and cheese. Sounds amazing, right? One bite and my entire body relaxed.
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... beautiful once again and so the drive down the coast was very nice. The traffic was heavy for the people heading back into San Francisco but for us it was smooth sailing. We stopped in Monterey at our favorite place across from McDonalds and fixed a lunch of several different types of salads we had in the cooler. People were everywhere enjoying the sunshine and the paddleboats on the lake were quite busy.
Made a stop at Trader Joe's in ...
... largely here in The Presidio - we'll have to get it and watch it someday. It would be interesting to see how things have changed - or stayed the same.
On top of The Presidio is the Sloat Monument. Dedicated in 1910, the monument commemorates the capture of Monterey from the Spanish on July 7th, 1846 by American forces under the command of Commodore John Drake Sloat. It dominates the landscape and ...
... engineering genius. This is john Steinbeck country and we stayed a night in Monterey, an area which influenced much of his writing.
The spot where James Dean fatally crashed his Porsche in 1955, aged only 24, is also close by.
We stopped at another seal beach, this time a bit more smelly than the children's beach! With male elephant seals doing face offs competing for alpha male position. Fascinating but ...
... Just after Nepenthe we pulled into one of the little parking areas as we had seen a large bird. It was a pair of Condors just playing with the updrafts in the air. They were just magnificent to watch and such a privilege. At one time there were only 22 birds left the Americans have done a great conservation rescue with these fine creatures.
Our next unusual find was a Zebra in with a field of cows. Apparently the late media ...