Country Garden Inns
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From Santa Cruz we drove straight through Monterey and headed to the world famous 17 mile drive. This is a gated community that charge for the priviledge of driving through the Del Monte forest and the stunning coastline of Pebble Beach. Initially we thought the $9.25 entry fee was a bit steep for a scenic drive but it was worth every penny …
... decidedly unhappy. The cherries she had bought were now like bullets, and the bottle of water was a solid block of ice. Mel called for breakfast, so we packed ourselves up and drove into the drive in. Two country breakfasts! Bring it on. American TV is pretty dire. As usual there was a TV in every corner of the room. They delight in very lengthy adverts, so much so that older people like me can totally forget which programme one is actually watching. This ...
... courses I think and a country club. The PGA has been played there quite a few times and is a very opulant place. He showed us a home that a Mafia boss lives in, although most of the houses I thought looked no better than some of the ones at Raby Bay. There were some exceptions though. The Country club costs 1million to join and then you have yearly fees. We actually stopped there. I was surprised they let us in. We were allowed to walk around ...
... Football but it also a few other sports as well. The chicken was delicious and it was soon time to head back to the motel to end another fun day.
The next morning we go to the Monterey Aquarium and the place is impressive. There are 2 separate buildings and lots to see. We head to the penguin exhibit and we arrive just in time to see feeding time. The show is packed but we have a good view and hear some ...
... entire Monterey Bay region. The descent was 5 miles of 40 + miles per hour fun and it was a blast!
I haven't been able to take hardly any pictures at the speeds were riding....it would be dangerous to try and take photos. But I've been told that about 200 pictures a day are posted on Facebook under "Ride 2 Recovery" if you'd like to check them out.
Tomorrow is Big Sur and 100 miles from Carmel to San Simeon!
Until tomorrow! God Bless America! ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCountry Garden Inns Carmel Valley
I liked the Country Garden Inns a lot. The rooms were clean and cozy. We got the queen suite room and it was amazing. I went swimming and I love how the pool is filled with saltwater instead of chlorine water. IT went up to 8 ft deep, which is perfect for me, and it was very enjoyable. The breakfast buffet had amazing food. The waffles were cooked perfectly and the hot chocolate was divine. The blueberry bread was perfect. Overall Country Garden Inns is an amazing place to stay.
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