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We stopped in Hollister to visit Mike Sullivan’s sister Sue, and Arron. What a great visit we had. They took us to Carmel where we got our first
view of the Pacific Ocean and I got to walk along the beach and get my feet
wet. The water is almost as cold as it
is along the Maine coast. I had expected
it to be a little …
... we had chosen to stay at for the night. Luckily, it was just outside of Santa Cruz and not far from the Boardwalk itself. Once at the campsite, we set up the tent, ate our dinner, and retired for the night.
The next day (Oct. 19th), we went to another place where my family and I frequented quite often when I was younger. We drove a mere 45 minutes from our campsite to Monterey Bay to check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium. ...
... It was intriguing to hear about Hearst and the incredible castle even though we didn’t do the tour.
As a consolation one of the castle staff recommended to Paula that we go see the elephant sea sanctuary just north of the castle (see: http://hearstcastle.org/plan-your-trip/ area-attractions/elephant-seals/). We weren’t expecting much but had a great surprise after driving a few miles north, walking to the north end of ...
... her walking boot.
Old Fisherman's' Wharf is much like Navy Pier or Pier 39 in San Francisco, except that it appears to be more authentic. No chain store or "Bubba Gump's Shrimp", just restaurants, crepes, and old time tchotchke. Katie and I ate at Gilbert's, which we would rate as "just ok", but that was all right for us. I had the grilled fish sandwich, Katie the seafood skewers. It was the quiet time of the day, about ...
... directions and YES, it did taste like pizza…but the best was the garlic butter! We were ready to buy jars of it, but unfortunately they were out of it. He told us they could ship to AZ, so we took down the information for future reference.
The next wine was a sweet dessert wine, Apribella, an apricot and peach recipe, that was delicious and refreshing. Add to that the Almond Champagne to make a bellini and we were in ...
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