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Travel Blogs from Monterey
... while the town was having a Farmer's Market so great fruit to be had. We stayed in the Monterey Hotel which is in the centre of town and been there since 1904. Lovely old place but no lift to the third floor- the porter earned his tip.
Had a wander round the town and onto Fisherman's Wharf. Lovely light and very busy. First swim in the Pacific for James, Ruth and Tom- too cold for me. This whole Pacific coast so far ...
... all due to the types of clay. It’s apt that one of the places is called the painted hills. We took several hikes through these places; enduring the heat of the late afternoons (around the mid nineties). Note in the photos the countless layers of geological history spanning hundreds of millions of years,
all exposed by erosion. It is said to be one of the best fossil fields in the
Jim's 1983 graduating class (Agricultural Leadership Program) gathered here this weekend - we hadn't seen these folks in 31 years! Nearly everyone (21 of 26 living members) & their spouses attended & it was really fun visiting with everyone again. Considering how common divorce is these days, it's amazing that all these folks are still married just as Jim & I. With one exception, ...
... container and thought that it had to be clam chowder. Over I went and bought two small containers and a small sourdough roll.
While we were there, a cheeky Seagull arrived and sat on the railing near the cash register, eyeing off the sandwiches. The server said that the Seagull visits her every day ... it wasn't at all skittish and seemed to have a positive look in it's eye that it would score in the food department - good luck ...
... along the road.
Pebble Beach: There is a 17 mile (toll) road you can drive around Pebble Beach. You get to drive through some of the golf courses on this peninsula which were amazing. I would send my ball into the ocean everytime. I was disappointed that we really did not see much of the actual Pebble Beach Golf Course that you see on TV. The coast line there is quite stunning.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking