Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
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... to hurry him up, let him just enjoy it all. They were good and just wen talking with it.
Gav loved it and he and I walked some of the course to a couple of the holes he wanted to see. He got to see a few ex pros along the way. We got some souvenirs at the pro shop and he got photos of famous golfer lockers in the change rooms.
In order to get to Monterey at a reasonable time today, we had to set off by 7. That's tents down, bags repacked, washed and breakfast before 7. Our first official stop today (except gas stop/pee stops) was to see elephant seals close up, stretched out on the sand sunbathing or fighting in the waves. We headed further up the coastal route/ Big Sur and actually saw whales off the coast! After ...
... to the bay for coffee and tea at a local cafe. Surprise surprise, our Swedish friends we had met only a few day ago in Fiji walked in. What a small world we live in! After a good catch up we all went on our way. They drove on to Santa Cruz while we went out in search for dinner. We found a unique restaurant, Bubba Gump, based on the movie Forest Gump. It was a novelty we couldn't resist. We went inside and ordered from the menu which ...
... car. Anne texted us that they were having a picnic lunch nearby. I was able to map directions to her exact location. Technology was a fine friend this afternoon.
When we hooked up with Anne, Grant, Cynthia, Solie, and Aiya, we learned that Anne and Grant had had a difficult time of it. Grant's leg's being long, he took them off the rudder controls, and then could not get them back on in the middle of the water. With ...
... of room. Brad was amazing driving out of SF and along Highway 101...stayed on the right side all the way! Speed limits don't seem to matter to locals as they zoomed past us all the way. Thank goodness for the GPS, an essential and worth the $40 fee, not sure where we'd be now without it or without the ear phone connections in the back for both boys...kept them chilled listening to music.
We pulled up to the Monterey Plaza ...