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... their orders. Remembering we don't often go out for dinner so the people watching aspect was half the fun.
Next morning Tara and I went for a run along the coastal Path which was pretty. The wind was up making it tough on the return journey but Tara did very well. Followed that with a hearty breakfast before doing the famous Bigurda Trail starting at Eagle Gorge. The walk is a 16km out and back coastal cliff edge trail with dodgy pathways in certain places due to ...
... seeing one of the most famous courses in the world, so it was now or take out time from tomorrow's journey. As we arrived at the course, the sun was setting and the hills had returned. Even on our rest day, we couldn't avoid the hills or the nighttime finish? Anyway, Steve had his photo by the first tee, so he was happy. Ange less so, especially given the Friday rush-hour traffic. It wasn't pleasant but a bakery and market stop back in Monterey meant a happy end to a not so restful ...
... took eight of us about six days to clean out the house! Anyway, the house looks pretty good. We met the tenants, and toured the house. The rooms look bigger when you don't have lots of furniture in each room like my folks did. It was good seeing the house again. Nice memories!
We also went for a drive into Carmel Valley and stopped by Rancho Canada, the semi-private course that my dad belonged to. Course looks pretty good!
Tonight, dinner with the fam again ...
... which cruise the coastline and the literature of John Steinbeck who wrote Cannery Row, which I have never heard of, and Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Treasure Island, which I have heard of and read, both of whom lived in and wrote about the Monterey area. Eventually, this even put the note taker to sleep, but not before she had blown up her inflatable neck pillow. Leaving San Francisco we drove along The Embarcadero, past the cruise ship terminal, the Bay Bridge and the ...
... for me to be able to do in the light. Crossing bridges is much more exciting with the sun as your companion. An hour later, after stopping at many vista points to take photos, I arrived in the few mile stretch of "the town" of Big Sur. Tired and hungry, I stop for something to eat and head to find a place to stay. Stumbling upon Fernwood Resort, I stayed for two days and met some great neighbors with a dog (every place i have stopped on this trip, ...
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