11.06.2006

Monterey - Good Times

I'ts been a couple of weeks since I returned from IL2006 in Monterey, and I haven't yet posted all the "fun stuff" pictures!

My dad accompanied me out to Monterey (as it is one of his favorite cities), and we went photo happy as we happily became tourists, ate delectable food, shopped for souvenirs, and enjoyed the fantastic weather.

We drove on 17-mile drive, we drove about 50 miles down a foggy Highway 1 to Big Sur and back, we visited the Aquarium and Cannery Row, we saw zillions of migrating Monarch butterflies, we went to the Wharf many times, we ambled along the farmer's market outside the hotel, and we grumbled when it was time to come back home.

The trip was fantastic, not just for learning's sake, but for time to bond with my dad, to see a beautiful corner of the world, and to bring it home in photos for my mum, who was unable to travel due to her chemo regimen.

What a memorable trip!

The entire photoset is here (from our 4:30am departure to our arrival back in soggy Indiana, with a zillion photos in between), but these are a few of my favorites - I like the people pictures.

Enjoy. :-)

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Dad and I on part of 17-mile drive!

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The Lone Cypress is right behind us...

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Me at The Lone Cypress...

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We ambled around Pebble Beach Golf Club...

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Yes, that's my 67-year old father perched on a precipice above the Pacific.

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Beautiful sound, beautiful sight...

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Inside a part of the AMAZING Monterey Aquarium!

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A part of our fog-laden drive on Highway 1, this is Bixby Bridge. And they aren't kidding about the steep slopes - this is not a drive for the faint of heart!

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The strangest fog I've ever seen...

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My favorite meal in Monterey. :-)

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Sampling our nibblies at the Farmer's Market - lamb and naan, falafel, gyros, pastries and strawberries!

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The end of Fisherman's Wharf...

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It was all over too soon...thanks, Dad! :-)

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