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... Steinbeck, you would really enjoy this museum. The Robobank Agriculture Museum was added later to the same building. The museum describes the life of Steinbeck and particularly talks about his various works, both fiction and non-fiction. Steinbeck held a lot of different jobs, particularly after he left Stanford after one year. He worked as a field laborer, supervisor for bindlestiffs (aka casual workers), lab worker, ...
... to Monterey and see the sights tomorrow.
We decide to go to the local Chinese for dinner and just as we get set to take the short walk down there tragedy strikes. Peter can't find his wallet and passport...we turn the place upside down.
We look everywhere in the car right through the hotel.... and the pressure is starting to build...what are we going to do if they are gone?
By some miracle peter is playing ...
... on that one. Don't know how these Californians handle all this massive traffic.
Today, Carmel and Monterey! The first place we visited was Point Lobos State Reserve, the place Charlotte told me was a "must visit". Harlan's already mentioned that we couldn’t hike the trail she suggested, but the ones we did hike were spectacular. The coastline reminded us of the Oregon coast, where we spent time many years ago. ...
... back to the campsite. It felt as though we had walked for miles. Our legs ached, but as a recompense for our efforts when we walked up the final part we were greeted by a whole herd of deer happily grazing their way through the undergrowth eating what ever took their fancy. It was amazing to see and it seemed as though they had no fear of humans. After freshening up and having savoured a cold beer, we thought we would walk into Monterey again for some food! Whilst walking through ...
... we hooked up with the 101 and were on there for almost all the rest of the trip.
Salinas was a big sprawling farming community, population about 150,000. It is well-known for its rodeo (not by us) and as the birthplace of John Steinbeck. (who else had to read Red Pony and the Pearl in junior high?) We didn't stop, although the Steinbeck Centre probably would have been interesting to see. This area provided the backdrop to some of his novels - East ...
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