Monterey Fireside Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMonterey Fireside Lodge
This hotel was hard to find because of some old signage. That being said, room was clean and comfortable and the location was good. Cheapest place to stay the night we were in town.
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... for all future generations?"
We took a nice 7 mile hike up onto a ridge that allowed us a 270 degree view of most of the park and a glimpse of the Pacific 12 miles away. The redwoods are just difficult to describe, the scale is so extraordinary. We included the requisite pics but they just don't come close to portraying how awesome these trees are. Many in the park are between 1000 and 2000 ...
... up having a highly over priced meal which was not particularly great.
After a good nights sleep in a real bed (!!!!) and a shower we were ready for the next day. We picked up our cheap breakfast and loaded our luggage up ready for the next adventure. We spent most of the day at the aquarium which was pretty spectacular and was a great place to learn about canning as well. I even got to see an albatross, ...
... but quote the coming-of-age novel, Perks of Being a Wallflower, "...and in that moment, I swear we were infinite". Simply breathtaking.
As it was getting dark and about to rain, we turned back around halfway through our drive. With absolutely no connection out there, we didn't want to risk getting lost at night. Goodness knows what we missed for the rest of the 17-Mile Drive. We stopped at Cannery Row on the way back to ...
We woke up to a beautiful, sunny CA day! We loaded up Vincent for a drive up Hwy 1 from Morro Bay to Monterey. If you've never driven part of Hwy 1, immediately add it to your to-do list. It is such a beautiful stretch of road....the sky, the surf, the rocks & the winding road through the foothills.
Our first stop was on Moonstone Beach. We got out to walk down on the rocks along the water. Much to our zoology loving son, ...
... get photos as we are driving along. The kids soon fall asleep, and do not always wake up when we stop. We occasionally come to areas which are one lane only both ways (and hence, there are traffic lights controlling that small section of road), and even sections where you can barely see two cars in front of you due to the thick fog! So we'll have to come back here again some time to really experience this drive.
Once we ...