New House...Old(-ish) friends
Trip Start May 11, 2013
12Trip End Ongoing
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We finally met up with the "civilized world" in Carmel and the biggest Starbucks the kids have ever seen
Having never been to Carmel....and, as it's Steve's high school home town, I really wanted to try to See it...but I hadn't done my home work. I saw the 17 mile drive, and had heard something about that, so we entered the gate ($9.00) and drove the curvy roads...and apparently exited without having driven the most spectacular portion of the drive! Oh, well....
So, we end up in Monterey and the kids are needing a break so Nate has located the skate park. Chum decided it was looking a bit seedy for her liking...maybe because there was a guy in an orange prison jumpsuit who was skating...
As usual, Nate, in no time, had made "friends" with the locals and is had a great time. I thought we should at least go to get a bite at Fisherman's Wharf or Cannery Row, but was Sunday...Mother's Day...and I couldn't even handle the traffic in...Monterey! We're OUT!
...On to Santa Cruz...and CA-17 through Los Gatos...all of a sudden, 85 degrees and traffic moving at 4 miles an hour. GO BIG BLUE! (without AC...I was afraid to turn it on)
Our end location today was our friends, the Martin's house in Los Altos. The Martin's are a family we met at our kid's school and bonded with...before they moved away to a lovely neighborhood in Los Altos. We continue to build our friendship...via text, email and this wonderful, yet short visit / bombardment of their home! Thank you for your warm hospitality!
(Yesterday we saw quail, zebras, elephant seals and otters (from a far)