El Castell Motel
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We left San Francisco in the late afternoon on 6th July heading north over the Golden Gate bridge towards Napa and Sonoma valleys. After a night's sleep in Petaluma we drove to Sonoma and found a lovely little vineyard to do some wine tasting. Only two problems with this plan: 1. it was 10am and 2. we're on a road trip and needed to get to Santa …
... 99 dollars.
I had a good $207.14 left, so I decided to go out spending it, since my time in Monterey only had a few days left.
I decided to go window shopping. I walked over to a clothing botique called chicos. That's where I spent $88.99 on clothes. I bought some leggings and a nice cardigan. I had a good $118.15 left.
I decided to go home and spend the rest of the day watching ...
... en route. We stopped to have a coffee and a light salad to settle our nerves, before we then continued to explore the individual boutiques which lined Ocean Avenue. The shops in Carmel are really fabulous and very upmarket. Ranging on one end from Louis Vuitton to arty shops selling all sorts of trinkets and the likes. The other thing to note about Carmle is that each house has been individually designed and we passed some quite stunning little houses including one that ...
... there had been little available. Today we find out there is a triathlon being held here tomorrow which would explain why.
Then on to the '17 mile Drive' around pebble beach. A route created in the late 1800a that used to be taken by the wealthy who stayed in the expensive hotels in the area. Guides would take guests around and point out the sights. Which is pretty much what happens ...
... old fashioned looking seaside village. Getting a bit late we headed to Paso Robles, and were lucky to find yet another dodgy motel room! They had one room left, and although it reeked of cigarettes we took it! A bed is a bed is a bed!
After a decent night’s sleep, we headed back up to Monterey, deciding to take the quicker route on highway 101 instead of the coastal road, just to make up time, so we could explore Monterey a bit more. And glad that we did, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking