Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
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... we looked out to sea at the mass of bird life thronging about. There were literally thousands of birds flying low over the water, in a sort of endless fly past.
Morro Bay was our first stop to see the sea otters, who were there, floating about on their backs in the water close by. They seemed pretty unfazed by the people kayaking around them.
Knowing that there are not many gas stations on the Big Sur, we stopped in Cambria to fill up.
This was a small ...
... not a beach girl, but I'm all about awe and majesty, and the coast of CA, with the Pacific pounding is very much both. It was a very cool and cloudy day, so getting out of the car literally took my breath away, LOL, but we got some great views.
As I said, I'm not a beach girl, and Santa Cruz was the stereotypical beach, but we walked a bit. I had my only B A D meal of the trip, what was supposed to be a Veggie Taco and was ...
... elephant seals and we even spotted some whales!
We stayed at San Simeon for one night and the next day headed to Hollywood...
... to enjoy her.
Sunday, Sept 15 - Books in bed, sleeping in the pretty pink polka dot sheets (with the Red Sox blanket Jess made for warmth) and breakfast in the RV - great way to start the day. No church this morning because today is the big Sand Castle Building Contest on the Carmel Beach. The theme this year was castles. Josh is working with a team from the Carmel River School Dad's where Lilly goes to ...
... succulent calamari, fresh shrimp, and clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. Did I mention COLD beer? Afterwards a trip to a candy store where the 50 flavors of salt water taffy were stored in 55 gallon wooden barrels---if not heaven then ALMOST there.
Headed back to camp and Mr. Aragon in late afternoon and saw a 18 mile traffic back-up but FORTUNATELY it was in the south bound lane of 101 NOT in our north bound lane. Dodged ...