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... 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 ...
... an hour out of the park we were travelling through forests, then we broke out into countryside of undulating hills with huge boulders and lovely green pastureland that was reminiscent of some I the Devon uplands. Later as we drove on the countryside opened up in vast barren areas of grazing land with not a tree or bush in sight. Slowly the scene changed to fields of fruit trees and poly ...