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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... just outside the present day location of the diner in 1958. There was even a small memorial stone outside.
We headed on towards Monterey Bay and were soon on route one. As we got closer the signs began to look familiar from all the years ago when I lived here in 1984. I could see a sign for 17th Ave where I used to live from the freeway and we were soon turning off to head towards the main Santa Cruz beach.
We arrived at ...
... the surf while Dan was trying to teach me how to read the waves and the rules of surfing. Surfers in these spots can get very territorial and don't take kindly to people coming in and stealing waves! Just as Dan was filling me in on this a row broke out as one guy dropped in on another guys wave. All you could hear was swearing and shouting. Very amusing!
We drove the car back to the motel and decided to walk down the pier, which had some cool little trinket shops and ...
... down was a breeze. Since we had had such a big, late lunch we did not go out for supper and were in bed in good time. On Sunday morning we were booked to go to the breakfast and "update" from Wyndham at 10:30. That meant a leisurely morning. We enjoyed the breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage and hash browns and the presentation turned out to be short and sweet and we were in and out in less than an hour. The poor man, who had only worked there for two weeks, was ...
... is called their crown jewel of their parks. It was donated lock stock and barrel to them by the Hearst family. Stunning, massive, opulent, grand are just some of the descriptors available and a great way to while away the hours.
A short drive up the coast to Piedras Blancas and we saw a large colony of elephant seals, just lounging on the beach as you do when you are up to 5 metres long and weigh over a ton. Fascinating to see hundreds of them ...
... where I parked the car. Disappointed we didn’t run into Clint Eastwood. Haha.
Time to drive back to San Francisco. We arrived back to the city around 8:30 p.m. A very full day! To top off the evening, we made a little stop @ Ben & Jerry’s…..again! (It’s next door to our hotel). Now remember I said it does get chilly here in the evenings, so we enjoyed our ice cream sitting next to the fireplace in the lobby! Haha.