After getting settled into the hotel, sharing a nice glass of wine (or two)...We headed out to check out our new surroundings. Keeping in tradition with all our past vacations, Ty and I decided that we needed to check out everything there was to see within a 5 mile radius of our hotel...on foot. We do this every time and NEVER seem to learn our lesson. It's like we're over-excited children who get let loose in a candy-store and eat so much candy they get sick, except we make our feet sick! Anyhow - there was a LOT to check out, so we didn't mind our feet till the next morning:)
Our first trip was over to the wharf...
We sat down for a quick second in a little restaurant right on the wharf with great views for some photo-ops:
This guy literally came RIGHT up to where we were sitting, if there hadn't been glass between us, I could have caught him!
More boats, more ocean, more prettiness...
Ty and I got a little blown away trying to get our picture taken together on the wharf, but it still works...look at how blue that sky is!
We kept hearing all these sea lions but couldn't find them...till we circled round to the other end of the wharf and saw them all clumped together!
The sea lions and their synchronized swimming routine, it was so funny!
Look at this guy!
Cannery Row...which was made famous by Steinbeck's classic "Cannery Row," he was very clever that Steinbeck. Anyhow - so we went, it was nice... but very much like Old Town Scottsdale. Take Old Town and replace everything with the word Southwest, to Fish..voila...you have Cannery Row!
After Cannery Row we reached Pacific Grove, yes that's right...we walked from Monterey to Pacific Grove...we crossed a small town...like I said we like to walk our feet off the first day we get anywhere! So, after reaching PG, we decided to turn back and begin the long trek home. On our way we came across this building below, which is the VERY FIRST brick home built in Monterey, so it equaled a photo opportunity...Is anyone home??
Ty and I realized we've been really deprived of vegetation and flowers after we looked through our pictures on our way home, as this is just one of MANY with flowers..hahaha! In our defense we have a new camera that takes awesome pictures! I think we started to think we were shooting works of art with our little camera, behold the following pictures:
See, definitely a "framer" - right?
Flowers by Jelinek II:
Oh, we got creative here...JuliAnna with Flowers:
Back to single shots of the flowers!
Phew, we've almost made it home! This is the arch to the side entrance of our suite.
Still feeling photographically talented, I kept taking pictures of our hotel...I played with the tinting once I uploaded these next two and I think they look pretty!
Front of our hotel right before we called it a night, our feet were thankful!
Okay...end of DAY ONE! Like I said, we took lots of pictures:) Next up...Carmel!