In our travels along the California Coast, the two of us had not until today visited Monterey. We purchased a couple of all day parking passes for our truck and trailer at the Moss Landing Harbor and headed out with Mark and Patti in their rental car for a day of adventure stopping first at a produce stand next to a artichoke field. Since they’d previously visited the aquarium, we decided to sample some of all the other things to see and do in this wonderfully historic seaside community. We found parking in a garage near The Custom House and Old Fisherman’s Wharf and availed ourselves of the opportunity to purchase wide brimmed hats, a blue raspberry Icee to share, and some Tabasco flavored Jelly Bellies. Then we hit the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail along the shoreline as far as Cannery Row with pauses for an ice cream sundae at Ghiradelli, some fun shopping at Sockshop and a little clowning around. To cap off the Monterey visit we checked out the Point Pinos Lighthouse. The tour was good but we especially enjoyed our conversation with Nina, a docent there! We must say that you need more than a day in Monterey. Back at Moss Landing we looked at the traffic on CA-1 and modified our dinner plans. Instead of heading into Santa Cruz we paused to let the traffic settle a bit and to savor an incredible meal at The Haute Enchilada including an unbelievable artichoke appetizer before heading on to Half Moon Bay.




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Cobh on Our Own

Cobh on Our Own

For our first adventure together on the Emerald Isle, we walked the streets of Cobh, County Cork, explored St Colman’s Cathedral, and visited the Cobh Heritage Center.