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... reach Salinas - my stop for the night. I was given an upgrade to a suite which was unexpected - but - nice!
Strolled down the road to a local Mexican restaurant for dinner. I am glad I was at the bar and not in the main part of the restaurant which had a Marachi Band playing 'full bore' all night.
Three trumpets guitars and two violin players - you could hardly hear yourself 'think'.
Apart from that the food was ...
... the most of the time not being on the road. The one evening we even treated ourselves to dinner at the one decent restaurant near us with a few beers. On one of our beach walks we came across dozens of reef sharks swimming close to the shoreline. Coral Bay has a successful reef shark breeding program and there are certain parts where you are not allowed to swim, and for good reason. We ran up a sand dune to get a better look at the many sharks along the shoreline. We went to our ...
... natural landscaping.
We then entered the Pebble Beach Golf Links - no natural landscaping here. What a fabulous place - I will let the photos tell the story. Can't imagine trying to keep the ball on the fairway here.
If you are ever tempted, here are the prices. For a ...
... trip to New York !! Way to go !!
For the first time, we were held up by traffic but not for long. We retraced some of our scenic coastal route and made one more stop before arriving in San Francisco - a road side market called “Garlic World” where garlic tastings were available.
There were about eight different flavours to try – all were subjected to some kind ...
... and caretaker at the fish hatchery. He loved the written word. Anyway, visit the museum if you enjoy his works or are ever in Salinas.
That reminds me, when I looked at the Cannery Row exhibit, I saw a photo of women working in the sardine factory which was the norm of the day unlike other factories in the US at that time. Then, only men worked in factories before WWII. Well, found out that my aunt, ...