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Our driving down the number 1 highway, we came across the towns of Monterey and Carmel. The actual town of Monterey didn't have too much to offer as we went to the information centre, but they did recommend the 17 Mile Drive, which connected the two towns together. This was $10 entry, but my word it was unbelievable, it was one of the nicest place I have been, it was like the perfect place for retirement. It was a ...
... camp and broke camp and headed back to Monterey. We got to Veteran's Memorial and the spot up near the restroom and dishwashing area was available so we took it and set ourselves up. We had stopped in town for ice and found out there was a Farmer's Market going on down near the Crown and Anchor so we got cleaned up and headed down the hill walking into town. The Farmer's Market ...
... etc. Everything was rather quiet - many stores did not open until 10 or later. Many art galleries abound.
Drove on the 17 mile drive - beautiful! Stopped at the lodge at Pebble Beach and had lunch at "The Bench". We all totally enjoyed this! The lunch was delicious - FIL had mac & cheese, Kelly had mussels, MIL and I had salads. The view of the course and the ocean was beautiful! Kelly told us stories of past tournaments ...
... to many different units of the military. Fred even found one to General Green!
There is an interesting story about the Presidio that Joshua related to us. "On the 20th of November in 1818 Argentine privateer Hipolito Bouchard successfully raided the Presidio and claimed the city of Monterey for Argentina. That lasted about a week but it is said that the Ambassador of Argentina has come down from his office ...
... The'; very proud he managed a proper word!
Linguine bolognese for dinner, Taya eats more than her brother! Followed up with banana yoghurt. Messy face, she is never fond of having her face wiped afterwards. She is ready for some Grandma Lizzie pampering - warm cloth and a dry one afterwards. Swift bedtimes for the little people and a nice roaring fire by the van to enjoy a few beers tonight whilst we plan our day ...