Howard Johnson Inn Salinas
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Southwestern Colorado (Durango-Silverton-Ouray-Cortez) offered a smorgasbord of good food options. Scenery was outstanding, food was great, but with no particular standout.
- Zia Taquiera (Dur)
- A local Chipotle type, good burritos, line out the door (I didn't get ...
... to the room and relay the conversation the others and I feel they don't believe me in fact I hardly believe it myself.....then a few minutes latter the phone goes and Mrs Fawlty says the water is ready...I can't believe it.
Di goes down there and Mrs. Fawlty is as nice as pie..."that's it" I say "I am not doing anything that involves the owners again". It must be me :-(
We decided to walk through Monterey waterfront and spy ...
... story-line of Forrest Gump the movie. The food was brilliant too!
After the late lunch with Forrest, Jenny, Mama, Lt. Dan and Bubba(!) we headed down to the Aquarium - it was huuuuuuuge and full of pretty fish, snakes, otters, penguins and jellyfish. After a few hours exploring the aquarium we headed back to our motel for an early night before our four hour drive over to Yosemite.
... all Elephant seals do this twice a year.
The next day was spent discovering more of the Bay with a visit to Santa Cruz. Had a very pleasant couple of hours at the boardwalk fair where we played a game of crazy golf.
We left Santa Cruz which in itself was not easy as we did circles on the roads for a bit. Once safely on our way we headed for the Mystery Spot. The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the ...
... off towards Monterey. As we left the Big Sur, the forests disappeared and the landscape returned to the more familiar mountain ranges we had seen on our travels previously on the Pacific Coastal Highway, which plunged at quite steep angles into the sea. We encountered our first sea fog, as suddenly the road before us disappeared as we travelled through a very cold and murky world, passing some quite exotic plants by the roadside. Once in a while, we emerged back into sunlight ...
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