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Travel Blogs from Carmel
The end of the tours marks the end of my time in the Monterey/Carmel area.
My next (and final stop), San Francisco. I hop into my little Fiat and start driving along the PCH again. For the next two hours I enjoy watching the sun slowly fall into the ocean, where I take a short detour to Half Moon Bay, to see it dip below for the rest of the night leaving behind a deep oranged-rouge behind in the sky.
A few hours later, I encounter ...
... he'll turn lesbian than me!!
Dinner at a Greek restaurant with odd but yummy Moussaka (never seen one with rice in it before) and a roasted goat cheese & tomato salad. Yummy.
Perused a shop after dinner and for once Julia & I came out empty handed and Jeff had a buying spree.
Really like Carmel-by-the-sea, it's a shame we can't spend more time here but have lots of windy roads to navigate tomorrow. Eyes drooping ...
... still pretty big. There was a fair bit of jousting going on between some young bulls on the beach and in the surf. They also were a bit smelly.
As we continued the drive south I was somewhat surprised to see about a dozen zebras in a field at the side of the road.
The hotel in Santa Maria is just off the freeway so was easy to find.
Went to the cinema after tea to watch The Heat, which was daft but really made all 3 of us laugh out ...
... the hills near her aunt's house. It is apparently the lattice capital of the world, or at least the US :) The rolling yellow hills and the serenity is really nice. At that point we earned our dinner climbing the hills and I decided to make omelets... I burned them a little, and the frying pan, and it was more scrambled than omelet, but still not bad with onions and mushrooms and cheddar.
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We met up again with our fellow Lamplighter traveler friends later at breakfast. It was a pity to have to leave this relaxed and enjoyable Carmel scene but we had a 6 hr drive to Los Angeles ahead of us. So, we exchanged emails, said our farewells and got away by 9 am. The two Canadian couples seemed keen to ...
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Other places to stay in Carmel
3665 Rio Road, Carmel | 3 star hotelfrom $167
Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel | 4 star hotelfrom $321
Junipero Street between Fifth and Sixth Street, Carmel | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel | Hotelfrom $138
5th And San Carlos, Carmel | 2 star hotelfrom $152
Junipero Ave& 5th Ave, Carmel | 2 star hotelfrom $141
Ocean Avenue between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St., Carmel | 4 star hotelfrom $196
Monte Verde Street And Ocean Avenue, Carmel | 2 star hotelfrom $125
155 Highland Drive, Carmel | 4 star hotelfrom $231
26270 Dolores Street, Carmel | Hotelfrom $110
Lincoln and seventh, Carmel | Hotelfrom $150