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Nov 17, 2019 - Monterey Aquarium

The time is now! For 35 years, the Aquarium has been the epicenter of sea otter recovery. Our decades of research have also revealed the vital role these animals play in creating resilient coastal ecosystems. Thanks to your support of our pioneering work, we've discovered more effective methods of caring for sick or orphaned wild otters and pups — and successfully releasing them back into the wild in places they're desperately needed. Tiny crustacean, big transformation: Part 1 The Monterey Bay Aquarium is working to make the global shrimp...

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Nov 16, 2019 - Monterey Bay

Monterey is a city located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Founded on June 3, 1770, it was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. During this period, Monterey hosted California's first theater, public building, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper. It was also originally the only port of entry for all taxable goods in California. In 1846 during the Mexican–American War, the United States flag was raised over the Customs House. After...

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Nov 2, 2019 - Monterey

Steinbeck's Cannery Row Day 59 Today is the day we set off south to Los Angeles. We pack all our belongings into the car, say our goodbyes and head to Highway 1 via Half Moon Bay. The views along the coast are glorious; sand, sea and waves. Families are making the most of the good weather on this November weekend. Cars are parked along the verges and surfers can be seen in the rollers. The drive to Monterey takes about 2 hours with an unplanned diversion through Sant Cruz. The traffic is quite heavy and there is also roadworks a plenty....

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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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