Motel 6 Monterey
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I felt I had to raise my game, so scrabbled around in my case (delving to the lower layers which so far have remained untouched, as per usual..) and pulled out my dress.
I could tell that she was not impressed and she insisted on ironing all those creases out of it.
That really is a first.
The iron did what bad tempered irons so often do, which is leave little pools of water in indelicate places,so when we walked out to dinner it ...
Woke up in no real rush, but we showered and ate breakfast and got on the road to make our way towards Monterey and Big Sur. We drove to Monterey, parked in the backstreets and walked down to the waters edge where the touristy section is. It's a cute little old school beach-ish looking town, very small but easy to admire. We got our usual Starbucks black coffee’s and took a walk up and down ...
... our way home and chilled for the rest of the afternoon. Alison and David arrived back a bit later on bringing goodies for dinner - they'd continued on cycling for a fair bit (troopers) and then had popped to the shops. That evening we had delicious king prawns and sardines cooked on the BBQ by David, along with a cheese cake for pud. Afterwards the Eglintons taught Chris how to play Canasta - a family classic. Playing in couples, we couldn't help but feel very smug when we finished ...
... br> The first hike I went to turned out to be a disappointment, which was at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The hike was fairly short and went to a "waterfall" which was hardly anything, and then to a canyon view which I found uninteresting.
So disappointed I went to the next hike which would be Lime Kiln State Park, which was a ways further down Highway 1. It was frustrating because when I arrived at the entrance kiosk, ...
... for all future generations?"
We took a nice 7 mile hike up onto a ridge that allowed us a 270 degree view of most of the park and a glimpse of the Pacific 12 miles away. The redwoods are just difficult to describe, the scale is so extraordinary. We included the requisite pics but they just don't come close to portraying how awesome these trees are. Many in the park are between 1000 and 2000 ...