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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Monarch Resort Pacific Grove
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Up early as we were both so excited to drive the Big Sur! Every picture documented of some sort of American road trip will always include the Big Sur and we couldn't wait to see the sights along the stretch of road from Carmel to San Simeon.
Lots of rugged coast line, amazing beaches and historic bridges were around every corner for at least 3 hours. Best road we've ever driven on! Loved it. Matt has done most of the driving, he ...
... otters anyway, so no complaints! We found our hotel - the Spindrift Inn. Looked nice enough from the outside and so we headed in to check in. The porter took us up to our room, and I burst through the door to find that someone had already checked in there! Fortunately they weren't in their room to see us burst in! So Jesus (the porter) radioed down to reception and they allocated us a different room - 203. With an upgrade to a sea view. We walked in and ...
... up to 2.5 tonne. The babies were cuddled in on the beach with their mums. we learned that the pups stay on the beac hfor three months before they swim and feed for themselves.
Our next stop further up the coast at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park which was supposedly the best stop in Big Sur National Park. However the park was closed due to the heavy rainfall the week before. So instead we carried onto Andrew Molera State Park where we did a ...
... however Ben had made a minor error... he had misplaced his fire starting equipment. So the fire had to be started by using the car cigarette lighter, which we assumed would not be tricky. It must have taken well over an hour. The tactic was to pick up dry grasses, stick them in the cigarette lighter, then as they start to smoulder blow on them and as the smoke built up continue blowing until they caught. However this is easier said than ...
... a little nap because i was tired. Still no answer from my friend so I didn't know what else to do. The nights in the camper were getting super cold so bundling up with a few layers and enclosing myself with a sleeping bag with three or four blankets on top was becoming the norm. The next day was slow but I finally got moving and went to check out downtown Monterey. Definitely a cute little area with a few different coffee shops to choose from. ...