Saturday, March 26, 2016

Monterey Bay !!!!


Well - you'll just have to excuse me if I go on a bit about the lovely town of Monterey, CA.  DH and I spent a few days there this week - it's one of our favorite places, and only about 90 minutes drive -  far enough but not too far...........

On the way, we always stop here - GARLIC WORLD.  It's in Gilroy, the garlic capital of the world.  They grow most of the country's Garlic in Gilroy... smells fabulous !  Garlic World is a trip - lots of garlic, plus veggies and stuff...

STRAWBERRIES - that will soon be on their way across the US.  The area north of Monterey is known for huge vegetable farms...  feeds the entire country the produce you eat.........


and then - - Monterey Bay.................  a fabulous Bay, home of the world-famous Monterey Bay Acquarium..............................  just too gorgeous...

 


 
 
and down by the water, the famous Cannery Row, memorialized by John Steinbeck, who lived here before it became rebuilt.  When it was just a row of Sardine factories, going out of business...  a slum.
 
 Now it's all too trendy - perfect little restaurants, inns, and shops.

A shop for everything........ a whole store for olive oil - - lots of different flavors of olive oil........ all to be tasted, like wine-tastings.............this whole wall is just balsamic vinegars............

 
 
 
   We saw a very fancy car -  a McLaren P1...............  a british supercar...........  only 350 of them made worldwide.........it looks like something  a British Batman would drive....... quite spectacular - 12 cylinders...  it can almost fly...........  I read in a book it has a "ticket window" for the driver...........  yikes !!!  I guess one doesn't have to lower the entire window just to get that pesky speeding ticket.
I also read the average cost for a P1 is $1.5 Million...............  yikes........ drive carefully honey, we don't have enough insurance to run into that !  Can you hear the insurance man now - YOU HIT WHAT?????????????? 
 
It was a great little adventure - time to walk and hold hands, to play Miniature Golf, to listen to seagulls...............   a little treasure...............
 
Kate

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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