Monterey and Pacific Grove
Trip Start Jul 06, 2013
8Trip End Jul 13, 2013
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The aquarium is outstanding; it overlooks the ocean and as we walked around we were able to enjoy the beautiful views of the outdoors
We had lunch at a quaint little cafe in Pacific Grove - The Red House. Some of us had sand dab, a very light white fish which is local to the area. When we finished our delicious lunch and started to venture down the street to do some shopping, the sunshine was gone and it was very cool, some would say cold. We strolled up and down the main street in Pacific Grove, but found there were a lot of consignment shops and not the best shopping. There were some lovely antique shops, but unfortunately we can't pack furniture in our suitcases!
We left Pacific Grove and went back to Monterey to take advantage of the weekly market. There were many local vendors selling everything from scarves to local produce. We purchased some fresh fruit, tomatoes and nuts. Our next venture was the famous 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach, but alas, it was not meant to be - the fog came rolling in and we decided we would not be able to get the full effect with the fog, so we headed back to Carmel. We stopped by Mission Ranch (owned by Clint Eastwood) for a drink and the view, however the view was also obstructed by the fog, so Ms. Goldy headed back to our house for some snacks, drinks and plenty of laughter and reminiscing about the good old days.