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After a yummy breakfast at Peggy Sue's on Park Street in San Jose, we picked up our car and headed out to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Only 35 miles from San Jose, but a world away! It took more than an hour, starting on typical crowded Silicon Valley expressways, then beautiful neighborhoods in Saratoga, then miles and miles and miles of …
Day 1 has shaped up to be full of suprises!
After a visit with grandpa and final packing, we set off to Monterey. Arriving a little behind schedule, we decided to skip the aquarium, relax, and get ready for dinner. We arrived at our room at the spindrift to a surprise of chocolate covered strawberries and champagne from my mom, dad, and …
... empowerment engulfs me.
Mooch never responded to my letter. Four years later, she stopped by one last time for a short and sweet visit, when she was driving through L.A. with a female friend.
Many years later, I visited Santa Barbara to see their infamous Summer Solstice parade. Later, I confronted Tricky about telling me it was a retirement community. ...
... but quote the coming-of-age novel, Perks of Being a Wallflower, "...and in that moment, I swear we were infinite". Simply breathtaking.
As it was getting dark and about to rain, we turned back around halfway through our drive. With absolutely no connection out there, we didn't want to risk getting lost at night. Goodness knows what we missed for the rest of the 17-Mile Drive. We stopped at Cannery Row on the way back to ...
... I had a snack & enjoyed an incredibly, beautiful view of the Pacific. But most important, we stayed out of the mechanic's way!
We got back on the road and soaked in the coastline views as we continued to Monterey, our home for a couple of nights. Since it was Mother's Day, I got to pick dinner. As we neared civilization & got a cell signal again, I fired up Google for recommended seafood restaurants in Monterey. I ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSpindrift Inn Monterey
This is the hotel we stayed in when we got engaged. It has an old world charm and the staff are very friendly.
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