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Travel Blogs from Monterey
We woke up in the morning in Monterey and drove further south towards Los Angeles. We stopped at Santa Barbara for a dinner and entered City of Angels in the evening as planned. We decided to lodge somewhere in Santa Monica. We drove around the city until we have found reasonably priced motel on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice just few miles south from …
Big, big weekend coming up! … to go along with the last few days!!!!
Nice, nice three mile walk for me yesterday along Fisherman’s Wharf and in downtown Monterey. Took some photos of the wharf and also, the barking sea lions. (By the way, we can hear the sea lions barking from the house.) During the walk on the wharf, saw some kayakers who stopped to watch some sea lions and birds on a rock near the wharf.
The walk ...
... Fall Bridge was the target. Steep. A good word that describes a walk that is just an angle away from climb. This was very steep. Although it was only 0.80 mile, it felt like 20 minutes on a step machine. The views however, were breathtaking. When we got to the bridge below the falls, we asked a large Dom Jolly Lookalike to take our group picture. It turns out that the his son was currently at the top of the falls - he had left a good 45 minutes before ...
... at this location was because we had wanted to experience California Route 1 from San Simeon to Monterey. The first bit of road north of our hotel was easy and we stopped for a few minutes at the Elephant Seal Viewing Area to watch all of the (smelly) male seals posturing for a spot on the sand. According to Molly, all of the females were off shore eating. Back to CA-1.
The road IS an experience, ...
... we have enjoyed so much. We have all become very used to life on the road and it's second nature now to live out of a suitcase, hang around for a few days, and then move on.
And so we embarked on one of our last road trips together, along the beautiful and scenic Highway 1 from LA to San Francisco, via Big Sur, and another tick on the bucket list. At almost 450 miles, this two lane road winds it's elevated ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking