Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Pacific Grove and Monterey, California

A few weeks ago we drove to Pacific Grove, California to spend the weekend with our friends, Eddie and Jessica. I had never been to the Monterey area and a visit was long overdue.



From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010



We woke up one morning to a deer in the next door neighbor's back yard

From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010



From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010




I was of course obsessed with this deer and came to the conclusion that he must be hurt because why else would he stay in the next door neighbor's backyard when we were so close? I later saw him walking away with a limp:(



From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010



Some of the charming houses of Pacific Grove


From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010




From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010






We took a drive down Highway 1 past Carmel

From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010



We kept driving south of Big Sur on Highway 1 to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see McWay Falls, a 80 foot waterfall on the beach

From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010




From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010


On the way back to LA we stopped at Pinnacles National Monument so that I could get another stamp on my National Parks Passport. The "pinnacles" are eroded leftovers of an extinct volcano.




From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010



We took backroads home through cow fields. Cows were grazing along the roads, not many cars come by here.

From Pacific Grove with Eddie and Jessica July 4th weekend 2010



We stopped by Carrizo Plain National Monument to see what it looked like in the middle of summer. A very big contrast to what it looked like covered in wildflowers just two and a half months earlier

July 2010

1 comment:

john garcia said...

hello my name i John and i was passing through blogs and came across your, i noticed that you live in Pacific Grove. I live in Salinas. we are close by. i like the scenery pics you posted up and if you dnt mind i would like to follow this blog. . well best of luck your friend John