Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsLanai Lodge Santa Cruz
Motel was very reasonably priced and great location. Walking distance to the pier and boardwalk. Very dated motel and breakfast was cellophane wrapped parties with Tea/coffee no milk just powdered creamer. Surely a toaster and some bread and spreads couldn't be that expensive. Also, no aircon in room but did bring a fan up to us which was great.
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Gav and I had breakfast then left boys to get ready while we caught a bus to the city to pick up the next hire car. We got a Toyota Rav 4 and it thankfully fits all the luggage.
Went back to the motel, boys were ready and we checked out.
Made our way on the freeway to "Silicone Valley". Visited Microsoft head quarters not much yo look at …
... rookery where we saw many Elephant seals lazing on the beach, swimming in the clear waters and fighting over their females!!! It great to be able to observe them from about 50 metres away. From there we pushed on along the Big Sur coastal drive - and what an amazing drive it was! The road followed the coastline all the way, wedged between steep hills and the ocean, with many bridges built out over the water to dodge cliffs. There were many vantage points along the way ...
... and during dark and ones with large waves… one thing is for sure – even after the 6th ride we still enjoyed the great vistas on:
- The Quintin State Prison: we were so close we saw the inmates in the yard – Paul said one waved him, so maybe after coming by every 3 morning in a row some recognized him??
- Angel Island: and we wonder about the old ...
... to my satisfaction and the tour bus arrived to pick up my 2 Argentian friends and me. Our guide was Walter - wasn't sure what I'd struck at first but as the tour went on I rather liked him - he had a wacky sense of humour - very gentle and laid back, he put on funny voices and added sound effects, broke into song at times and told corny jokes. First stop was Cannery Row in Monterey. I knew of it from the John Steinbeck novel (which all these years later I ...
I was having a conversation with my dad recently and I mentioned to them that it would be nice if I could be the passenger during at least one point of this trip just to sit back and take it all in rather than focusing on turns and exits. I got just that when stopping in Moss Landing for lunch and a farm stand experience. I went back to the truck to be on my way again and it wouldn't start again. Here's to that oil change I spaced. I called AAA and they set me up with a ride ...