Carousel Beach Inn
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Up by 6am - and this was supposed to be a holiday! To Amtrak by 8am ready to board by 9.35. We nearly missed the train due to being given incorrect information when we checked in and my (Anne) absent mindedness. Proof of ticket purchase in hand, I proceded to get the paper tickets to be told they couldn't be printed off for some reason but my paperwork had a barcode and would be scanned by the conductor. No problem, we queued up ...
... campgrounds. It looked bleak. The next one was thirty miles south and was likely booked since all Cali state parks are booked by hopeful city people ago make reservations weeks in advance. Even if they don't show up (which happens often) and leave empty sites, we can't camp there. I noticed a hard-to-find city park high above Monterey allowed camping so we drove up the mountain and found plenty of openings . It seemed a pleasant place. So that's where we ...
Pacific Coast Highway 2
Mar 20 – Mar 25
Veterans Memorial Park: After a long day driving and exploring we arrived in Monterey and found a nice partly sunny campground: and most amazing: it's affordable and it has free showers… wow are we still in California?
Monterey Exploring by bike:
Wharfs: we stopped at 3 different wharfs: ...
... in the area charges $169 a night. YIKES! I think we might give Monterey a pass if that were the case.
We got set up as per our usual routine. Bob then asked me to put the bedroom slide back in so that he could more easily pull out the satellite dish. He wants to see the Grey Cup game tomorrow. We had a lot of trouble getting the dish aligned ...
... celebrating Halloween in true be-costumed style.
Hard though it was to leave the city, the promise of seeing/staying with family nearby spurred me on. Riding out through Golden Gate park led once more to the ocean and a short two day ride to Santa Cruz where Claud and I will be taking a much anticipated break for a few days and enjoying the mountain air before tackling some of the biggest, most challenging climbs of the trip.