30 September 2007

Gotaway

We took the Things for a weekend near Monterey. We stayed at Asilomar; I've been there a couple times before, but Hubby and the Things never had. Alas, we never made it to the yarn store in Pacific Grove, but we did do a lot of other things. We stopped at Casa de Fruta, which has a pumpkin patch.

Of course we spent a lot of time at beautiful Asilomar Beach.

We hung out on our balcony. If you look very closely at the picture below, you can see two of our neighbors (you'll have to look very closely to see the second):

A whole bunch of deer spend most of their day right around the building we stayed in. There was a buck with pretty big antlers, but our favorite was a doe with two half-grown fauns. Mama Deer spends a lot of time grooming her babies, but doesn't seem to mind to0 much when there are somewhat noisy human children quite close.

We spent most of Saturday at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They have 3 species of otters, plus, of course, the beautiful jellies. And currently, a great white shark, too.

We topped off Saturday with ice cream at Ghirardelli.

What could be better than to sit and eat a cone while you watch the kayakers and seagulls and otters and sea lions in the Bay?

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

eve said...

Hey, the trip looks gorgeous!
Hope your fine!

eve

Angela said...

Looks like a fantastic trip! Love the deer in the background - I can't believe they weren't spooked - so awesome that you could get a pic of them!

Anonymous said...

I would love to go to Monterey! My own Things would adore the Aquariam. So glad you had a good time!

I have had wonderful fun reading your blog, getting to know you a little, and I think I have an idea of what to do for you now....

:D

Just checking in!

SP11

dephal said...

Hi, SP11! You should know that I am really easy to please. :-)

Angela, I think these deer are really used to having people around, since the state park where they live is also a conference grounds. They certainly do act like they own the place, and they have no problems about getting within 20 feet of small children.

Robin's Reports said...

GET OUT!!! I can't believe you got to eat Ghiradelli chocolate, ice cream WITH that gorgeous view. I'm so jealous.

Your vacation looks ideal, but then again, all your vacations are great. Just like Pnatalie's.