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David will retell this day-- just making sure we don't lose details until we can have time. I went for another run - this time running towards the Bay Bridge. It is a different city so early in the morning. Lots of runners and bikers out though. Stopped by Boudin bakery to get the boys breakfast. We had an easy morning. Just hanging out and …
... made me jump.
A visit to the penguins was in order. Many of them were just standing about, but there were one or two who were having a distinctly bad hair day and were probably relieved to have some visitors who were in a similar state. There was a look of shared understanding.
After a lot of indecision, we chose a small salad for lunch.
Choosing what we wanted from the items on offer was fine: until it came to the dressing.
I was ...
My actual birthday turned out to be a bummer, but overall this trip was great though. The other two days evened out my birthday trip to make it worth it and a success overall.
The trip started out with a long and frustrating drive to Big Sur. I took 5 and then took roads further south down over to the Monterey area. Many of the roads were two lane only with a lot of big rig trucks so the drive was irritating instead of ...
... While I returned the bikes, she arranged a couples massage (!!) for the two of us. We got back, feeling quite relaxed, in time for the Inn's Wine and Cheese and Margot's now trying to pick a restaurant from what sounds like a lot of good options.
Tomorrow's our last day, planning to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, then head down to Carmel for lunch, Big Sur after the fog goes out then back to San Jose for our red-eye home.
... then there's $100 for Club hire, not including cart if you want one. So after currency conversion that's about $650Aus. Mmm, maybe next time. Geoff wasn't fussed and I couldn't anyway because I injured a toe that morning and could hardly walk. Lucky!
After leaving here it wasn't far to the quaint little town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It has a country club type of feel and convertibles cruise the streets. Well dressed ...