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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... could picnic on the way. Then we headed for the coast road. We decided not to go to Hearst castle, but checked out Nitwit ridge instead. It's a mansion built from trash. We only saw it from the street as it wasn't open. Not very remarkable, but apparently quite a thing to see if it's open.
Next stop was to see the elephant seals living on the beach. Snorting and sparring, it was quite a spectacle.
The coast ...
... leaving Palm Springs, we decided to eat oysters at every stop and rated them as we went. Here, in Morro Bay - the Rockefeller Oysters at the Dockside Inn were “the best.”
On the way to Monterey, we observed: There were thousands of molting elephant seals at Point Piedras Blancas beach. The 4000lb males were jousting and grunting while the females were sprawled out scratching and flipping sand on their baked ...
... wanted to get Big Mo back home before the rush hour traffic, so he took the car to Salinas, attached car to the RV and drove home while I got Lilly using Josh's car. Fred called saying he would need help backing Big Mo in to our slot, so I took Josh's car, met him at campground, set up Big Mo and we drove back to Carmel. When we got there, we saw Josh's empty parking space, and realized that we had left his car in at ...
... everything else they had done for us.
Coincidently the time we were in Perth AFL Grand final was taking place between Fremantle and the Hawthorns held at Fremantle. It was the first time the final had been held at Fremantle for so,etching like 25years so the whole city was alive with purple flashes along every street corner and building facade. We went into the city centre to try watch the game on the big screens and the atmosphere was great. Fremantle got their ***** kicked but ...
... where we stayed. A perpetual foggy mist clung to the RV park like barnacles. On the other side of the hills (a ten minute drive) the city was sunshine and blue skies, akin to being in two cities at once.
Even as we threaded our way South, keeping the Pacific Ocean to our right, the fog was being sucked in and blown out of the jagged coast line by hot and cold inland winds, grey pea soup on the inhale and sunshine on the exhale.
It was normal ...