New House...Old(-ish) friends
Trip Start May 11, 2013
12Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
The Martin's Bed and Breakfast
We finally met up with the "civilized world" in Carmel and the biggest Starbucks the kids have ever seen
Having never been to Carmel....and, as it's Steve's high school home town, I really wanted to try to See it...but I hadn't done my home work. I saw the 17 mile drive, and had heard something about that, so we entered the gate ($9.00) and drove the curvy roads...and apparently exited without having driven the most spectacular portion of the drive! Oh, well....
So, we end up in Monterey and the kids are needing a break so Nate has located the skate park. Chum decided it was looking a bit seedy for her liking...maybe because there was a guy in an orange prison jumpsuit who was skating...
As usual, Nate, in no time, had made "friends" with the locals and is had a great time. I thought we should at least go to get a bite at Fisherman's Wharf or Cannery Row, but was Sunday...Mother's Day...and I couldn't even handle the traffic in...Monterey! We're OUT!
...On to Santa Cruz...and CA-17 through Los Gatos...all of a sudden, 85 degrees and traffic moving at 4 miles an hour. GO BIG BLUE! (without AC...I was afraid to turn it on)
Our end location today was our friends, the Martin's house in Los Altos. The Martin's are a family we met at our kid's school and bonded with...before they moved away to a lovely neighborhood in Los Altos. We continue to build our friendship...via text, email and this wonderful, yet short visit / bombardment of their home! Thank you for your warm hospitality!
(Yesterday we saw quail, zebras, elephant seals and otters (from a far)