USA 2011

Trip Start Apr 28, 2011
Trip End May 28, 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011

It was an early start today,I was awake at tossing and turning just couldn't sleep any more.
So much for me waking them all up to go out for dinner last night, l ended up falling asleep as well so there was no dinner. We were all up at 6am including Bek (not many times in her life has she been up that early) we showered and went down stairs for our first American breakfast. 
  Wow Callum was so excited you know what he is like with food. There was Scones ,Muffins ,Bagels,Pancakes,Eggs,Crispy Bacon, Cereal, and warm Cinnamon buns. Callum gave the bacon a good working over that's for sure. We checked out of our hotel and made our way out of town in the left hand drive car known as the Buick.We made our way up Hwy 101, we did have plans to go up the coastal road of Hwy 1 but there has been a land slide along the road and the road is now in the Pacific. I never imagined the country side to be like it is, it is so hilly in certain areas but absolutely picturesque. We were half way up Hwy 101 when we came across a sign that said Prime Outlets at Pismo Beach, we decided to go in and have a look around. Its very similar to our DFO outlets but here stuff is way cheaper. Nike runners anywhere between $29.00 - $59.00, surf t-shirts $15-00 - $20.00, Callum went nuts in the DC store. After about 3hrs l'd had enough and we had to hit the road to get up to Monterey and find some where to sleep. We arrived in Monterey about 5.30pm and went straight in to the the first hotel we saw Holiday Inn Express Monterey Bay very nice, clean and cheap. I decided to get on the net and find somewhere we could get gluten free for Bek. We found a place not far from the motel called The Monterey Cookhouse, very nice all wood-smoked steaks and pizzas. They looked after Bek really well the waiter knew what we were talking about and was right on top of it all. Meals were all beautiful and i had my first ever Seafood Chowder, mm mm very nice.
After getting back to the room Bek and the kids decided to go to the Gym in the Hotels and work off dinner. Well its time to hit the sack now it is an  early start in the morning
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alex on

Hi yo all, seen the photos. The car looks great, how does it drive Mark?
Good that you could find a gluten free place and have a good meal.
Daisy dawg is fine at our place. Bek you said she probably wont eat. ullshit she eats non stop. Funniest thing when she finishes her dinner, she gives a belch, has a fart, then goes and lies by the heater until its time for bed. Crazy.
hows the driving going Mark?
Cal where are the pics?????
have a good time all. Alex + Anne

Paul Van Den Broek on

Great stuff, sounds like your all having a awesome time.
That breakfast sounds great, i'm sure Cal would have tried to eat them out of everything they had, good work Cal.
You need to take some Photo's of some huge fat people drinking diet coke and having a big Mac at the same time, priceless!!!

Going to the gym on holiday!!!!! Whats going on there??

Keep these post and photo's coming.


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