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Sep 18, 2019 - Monterey and 17 Mile Drive

Today's adventure took us to the town of Monterey, CA, for which the famous bay is named. We visited the famous Monterey Aquarium, and it is a very well done facility. It has exhibits for both kids and adults and on varying aspects of marine life. This is a definite recommendation should you travel this way. Some of the pictures included show a purple striped jellyfish, a sea nettle jellyfish (both of which you would not want to run across in the water), California moray eels (big suckers and pretty ugly things), and a Puget Sound King...

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Aug 22, 2019 - Great Ocean Road & Monterey

Today we continued our journey in the Pacific Coast Highway towards San Francisco going along Ragged Point and through the Big Sur. We encountered quite a lot of mist and fog along the way but in between this had some absolutely stunning views. We arrived at our next stop in Monterey at lunchtime and explored the town. We found a lovely lunch spot overlooking the harbour where we did some wine and cheese tasting and watched lots of sea otters playing in the harbour. We went to Fishermen’s Wharf and the Dennis the Menace play area. We walked...

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May 8, 2019 - Morro Bay to Monterey on Hwy 1

Checked out some more of Morro Bay before heading up the coast to Monterey on Hwy 1 was a nice drive, was overcast most of the way but a great drive winding along the coast. There was quite a bit of road construction and one way traffic, one place was about a half hour delay. It took almost 6 hours driving time to go 127 miles but was a lot of stops along the way LOL, Got into Monterey checked in to my hotel and then off for dinner calling it a day.

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Another adventure

Mar 30, 2018 - Departure date 4/25!

Hey friends and family, Im at it again with the travels. As most of you know, I do like to get out of the country a few times a year. Since the last MyTripJournal for Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and Cambodia in 2016, Ive been to Costa Rica twice, Australia twice, Panama, Fiji, Peru and Colombia South America, along with some domestic travels too. While those have been epic vacations in and of themselves, Ive chosen to not do the Journal again until now. Diane and I are headed to AFRICA and Portugal! We will be flying into Lisbon 4/26 and...

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Morocco and Portugal

Apr 18, 2017 - Monterey, CA

Three wonderful days in the Monterey area. The only campground was at the local Elks Lodge. There are seven RVs in here right now. It worked perfectly because this is real close to everything. We spent the first day driving the scenic 17 mile drive around Pebble Beach seeing the coast, golf courses and the beautiful houses. Our next trip took us to the wharf on Monterey Bay where we purchased fresh Dungeness crab and shrimp that Jeanne turned into a delicious dinner. We went to Carmel by the sea for lunch yesterday and walked (up and down...

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Mar 15, 2017 - Chasing Yesterday

I want to leave a legacy. Isn't that truly what everyone wants in his/her short time on this earth? Yes, we all want to be loved. But, don't you really want to be remembered?? I hadn't been back to California since I retired 10 months ago. After a week in Joshua Tree, I headed up north to the East Bay, a place me and the pups had called home for almost 4 years. I planned to spend a week in the East Bay catching up with friends and former co-workers. Or, so I thought. During my tenure at AT&T, when asked my purpose, I always responded with,...

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Gypsy Journey

Nov 3, 2016 - Monterey, CA Oct 27-31

The trip from Santa Rosa to Monterey took longer than expected but there were no problems and we arrived at our home for the next 5 nights. The RV park is a US Navy recreation site and is located in the midst of Monterey Pines Golf Club. There is one fairway right behind us and a tee box to watch out for as you turn into the park – Rosalie, at the check-in desk, believes golfers take aim at vehicles that cross that path. I can see the tail of planes at the gates of the airport – it is that close – but there are not a lot of flights and most...

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Sep 19, 2016 - Moisture at Sant Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur

Sept 16-18 Sept. 16 Now we are heading into the “Moisture” part of the trip The California Coast. First we crossed the Diablo Range using Hwy 580 & the Altamont Pass. Then the #680 with a steep climb with very well planned 8% descent at Freemont. Through San Jose and now the brown rolling hills have transformed into green treed mountains with a really interesting part of Highway 17 cutting through them. A winding 2 lane, length restricted road into Scotts Valley. It reminds me of North Vancouver. Here is where we will make home base for...

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Sep 18, 2016 - Pacific Coast Highway

On the road again -- and WHAT A ROAD!! Sunday, September 18th: Los Padres N.F. to Pinnacles N.P. Weather: cooling to mid-60s as we left the Santa Ynez Valley for the drive along the coast but heating up to over 100F when we climbed east into the San Juan Valley going to Pinnacles National Park. Route: CA-154 --> US-101 --> CA-1 (Pacific Coast Highway) --> CA-156 --> CA-25 --> CA-146 --> Pinnacles N.P. Last night from the tent we heard an owl in the distance. Before dawn we were startled awake by loud squabbling between coyotes and dogs in...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Highway 1

It was cool when we woke up and wearing a jumper in the morning is now the order of the day. A big change from Nevada. From our overnight stop at Fish Pond near Yosemite, we drove a few miles down the road for breakfast of fresh-baked a croissant and cappuccino at the local doughnut house and then to refuel. $50 buys us 16 gallons of top grade petrol. An improvement over the UK. Our route took us south again then southwest through the agricultural area of California past rows and rows of almond trees. We hit the ocean coast at Paso Robles...

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Mar 24, 2016 - A Perfect Monterey Day

We have enjoyed perfect spring weather here in Greenfield. During the day, it gets up to around 75 degrees and at night, it dips down into the 40's - perfect for sleeping. -- Yesterday, we drove 30 miles into Salinas where there is a WalMart for shopping. The other little towns along the way I guess are not big enough to support one. We stopped for lunch at a Black Bear Diner where we had excellent food. John had a cheeseburger salad which he said was the best salad ever and I had a club sandwich with real turkey. -- Then, today, we drove...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jan 14, 2016 - Wrapping up from home

I feel as though we needed to wrap things up. Our last 2 days were spent in Ho Chi Mihn, wandering around town, getting massages, and eating Western food. We pretty much gave up on Vietnamese food and wanted to slowly accustom ourselves back to "our" food. We did make it home safe and sound, though we had quite the day of travel which started at midnight on the 11th. We "slept" about 1.5 hours, headed to the airport, went through all the clearances and waited for our first 5 hour flight to Beijing. Upon arrival to Beijing, we were extremely...

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