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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 …
... the chilling sea air directed us back into the warmth of our car.
Driving further along, we continued our journey along the magnificent scenic route. Amidst mountains and mist lay cliffs towering over brilliantly two-toned seas, their pearly white waves crashing rhythmically upon the shore. My descriptions do not do the scenery justice, so I will allow the pictures below to do the rest. Along the route were many ancient arch ...
... 6.45am. I showered and dressed and started updating the blog while Doug was showering. Around 7.30 or so, Mary and George knocked on the door – "ready for breakfast?" They changed their minds and got up extra early for us.
We decided to meet them in the lobby where there was free coffee, tea, muffins, biscuits so we sat there chatting for half an hour before I noticed someone standing around looking a little lost. I asked if he ...
... some take away lunch which we enjoyed at a vista point overlooking the sea on our way to Santa Barbara. We stopped off at Santa Barbara for around an hour, so walked along some of the seafront and to the end of the pier, but with evening approaching decided to make our way to Ventura. Having found our next motel and dump the car we had an early-evening stroll along the beach before dinner – we’re developing quite a taste for American 100%-Angus steak burgers…!
It's catch up time! Blogging for events and adventures from the last six days, so here goes!
Since Lily was coming for the week, it was "let’s clean the house!" So, bathrooms, kitchen, and bedrooms got picked up, cleaned, and vacuumed. The place didn’t require a lot, but did need some work. With that done, we decided to reward ourselves with a trip to a different farmers’ market and lunch out. Sayo and Mel ...
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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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