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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... are lazy, swimming, fighting or only having fun?
Cannery Row: as the Sardine Capital with 18 canneries, the old buildings are still there, but now filled with gift stores, restaurants and Starbucks. It was cute walking around, seeing the fountains, enjoying the ocean views and drinking a coffee. What’s amazing is that during the great depression and the wars they were running ...
... from the pier. Stunning coffee and the food is amazing as well. The breakfast burrito is a must. The pier itself is home to hundreds of seals, many more than Pier 39 in San Fran and a lot closer as well. And then there is the pelicans. Very cool. A quiet walk along the pier and a nice drive back through the hills and we're in San Fran again. Better hotel room this time at the same hotel, albeit without Clive's built in ...
... they had always wanted to try it. Lilly is really into the Magic Tree House books, so this was perfect. We walked home and quickly went to sleep since it was really 3 hours later on our body clocks!
Friday, Oct 4 -
We got up early to be at the RV repair shop in Salinas by 8:00 so we didn't take Lilly to school :-( However, Big Mo was ready and waiting for us so we were off to the Monterey Pines ...
... and many others. In the Deep Reef we saw eels and Octopus, along with other fish and animals that live on reefs. There was a section on rock pools and in one tank floating magnifying lenses allowed you to have a really close look at the sea anemones and fish. You could also touch creatures such as star fish and bat rays in the shallow touch pool. The aquarium gets all its water from Monterey Bay which it uses for fish that need ...
... generally being noisey! Then I decided I had enough of this so needed to find a bar. We found one right by the beach and a great jazz band playing.. fantastic way to spend the evening. It was also really entertaining as we had the homeless group trying to dance which gave us further entertainment.. it was so funny. Then had the beach volleyball in the background.. men and women! The ...