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... hill, took off all my clothes, showered and jumped into the hot tubs with everyone else. It didn't matter what clothes I wore, they didn't stay on long.
It was so glorious. It was early, so it was still a bit cool. And the sulfur baths were nice and warm. People were really nice and friendly. It was a totally open space, all co-ed, showers and all. Nude massages were being given ...
... into Carmel itself to see the art shops and visit the Hogs Breath Inn (dedicated to a certain Clint Eastwood). Unfortunately it was closed for a private party but Julie managed to wangle her way in for a few photos. Then decided to go back to Mission Ranch for a scrumptious dinner on their patio listening to some splendid ...
... themselves required a bit of searching, and I wasn't sure we'd spot them at first. Eventually we saw what looked like a small 2-4 person hot tub built into the rocks leading down to a creek. A bit farther down we found 2 more similarly sized hot tubs, each one a slightly different temperature depending on how high up the rock wall it was. But seriously, someone had lugged a few bags of qwik-Crete or something 10 miles out into the ...
... style. The burger was amazing, the only way I can describe it is imagine the secret sauce in a Big Mac and combine that with a fresh bun, crunchy lettuce, juicy tomato and yummy cheese! I felt extremely happy with my In and Out experience so with Marks tick of approval we continued on.
The 101 highway we were told was absolutely stunning with great views of the ocean and a scenic adventurous drive. Unfortunately ours was filled with fog ...
Before we headed further north to Santa Cruz we backtracked a little towards Carmel to visit the Point Lobos nature reserve. This was also really busy due to it being a Sunday. We had to queue a bit to get into the grounds to park. Once we got in it wasn’t too crowded as the park was a good size with various walks and trails to explore. The reserve is actually named after the noisy lobos sea lions that you can hear and see out on the rocks in the pacific ...
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