When I was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium I came across this sign (and this octopus) and it made me giggle. I mean he's cute and all, but does he really get flashed that much? I hope not, especially since the aquarium is full of kids. Don't worry, I didn't use a flash to take […]
Our day in Napa Valley had some ups and downs. Literally, since we took the aerial tram up to Sterling Vineyards and then back down to the parking lot. But ultimately, Sterling was a bit of downer because we were disappointed in the wine. The view was gorgeous, but we did not come to Napa […]
When we went to the restaurant Nepenthe in Big Sur, the view was better than the food. But that was okay because the view was utterly spectacular and the food, while nothing special, was enjoyable. As you might have figured out by now, I'm a big fan of scenery. So when I was planning our […]
The Beach Boys mostly sang about Southern California, since they grew up in Hawthorne, which is just outside of LA. But surfing culture thrives all along the Californian coast, and we saw plenty of surfers on our trip around the Northern half of the state. While the water may be cold (low 50s) up there […]
When this is the restaurant’s view, it would be almost impossible for the food to trump the spectacular vista. Luckily, our meal at Big Sur’s Nepenthe wasn’t bad at all.
I truly grappled with this one… I've already written two posts about seeing seals in Santa Cruz and on 17 Mile Drive. Could I really get away with a third one? And so soon after the first two?
Sometimes when you finally see a famous landmark of which you have seen countless renditions, it can be a letdown. But this was not the case with San Francisco's glorious Golden Gate Bridge. It looks even better in person than it does in the the movies. I'm no bridge aficionado but I must say this […]
California‘s Highway One has lot of fantastic stretches — it’s hard to stop yourself from saying “oh wow, look at that” every two minutes. One of the most beautiful sections goes from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz, and I was lucky enough to get to drive it (or ride it, as I was the […]
Last Saturday, we were in Half Moon Bay, CA, and couldn't decide what to do before the wedding we were going to attend at 4 PM. We wanted to do some sort of sightseeing, but we didn't want to tire ourselves out before the big evening ahead. We had already explored the immediate area the […]
Ever since Jill wrote a guest blog post about the Georgia Aquarium, which happens to be the world's largest, I have had a hankering to go to a really good aquarium. Well, every time I mentioned to people that I was visiting the Monterey/Carmel area for a few days, they would always say "Don't miss […]