Motel 6 Gilroy
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Nice Motel 6 - larger than average rooms and very clean. Not really any grass around the large parking lot for the dogs. Friendly staff.
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As per our new usual, we got on the road at the crack of noon, or thereabouts. Here's a pic of us leaving Russ and Peggy's - I am poaching it from a post on bmwst.com, which actually has a link to Russ's post of the pic on some FaceBook page somewhere. Facebook? Whatever. ;)
I will fully take the blame for this. I'd wanted to …
... taken back by just how picturesque it was, you can even see the sea in the surrounding areas. All the animals had been saved at some point in their lives from various places around the world. Even the golden eagles had been saved from an untimely death. The poor things couldn't fly anymore due to being shot down in Mexico but they now lived happily on a little island in the middle of the zoo. You really felt like the animals were given space ...
... hats. Walking down the street and knowing from the smell in the air that someone has finally lit their fireplace. Shorter days but longer evenings around the fire pit in the backyard. The way that somehow EVERYTHING smells more "Autumn-ish", if that makes any sense.
And don't even get me started on Halloween. Decorations are already being sold at Costco and Target and I just want to run up to the employees and tell them to stop. Pack it up and take ...
... 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 ...
... in Carmel. Not really Dave’s thing so he dropped me off there right at noon and spent the day with the doggies.
The spa has several 'nordic’ pools and hot pools, plus a sauna and steam room. The idea is that you go through cycles which supposedly gets your endorphins pumping and helps you reach a state of complete relaxation. First you get into the sauna or steam room for five to ten minutes then you immerse yourself ...