Rain was our constant companion on our May get-away to Monterey. And because it was raining and cold with blasts of chilly air, we thought it best to abandon our planned walking tour and opted to drive around town instead. If not for the bone shaking cold air, we would have gone on with our tour of Pacific Grove.
Why Pacific Grove? Why not? I have been getting more and more interested in visiting smaller charming cities/towns in lieu of the bigger more cosmopolitan urban areas.
Pacific Grove is next door to Monterey and Carmel (who's former mayor for those who still don't know was Clint Eastwood) and I thought often overlooked when compared to its more popular neighbors. The city is known for its Victorian Houses, some were converted to businesses. It is also known for its monarch butterfly sanctuary.
On this day - the only day we have here - however we had to be content with what I could shoot from a moving vehicle and avoiding raindrops on my camera lens.
One of the most photographed in Pacific Grove.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Seven Gables Inn facing the ocean
Can you see the raindrops on the image?
Pink ladies, this would be right up your alleys.
I had a lovely Thanksgiving Holidays, quiet and busy. On Thanksgiving Day, we had a friend over. I stayed home on Black Friday, but hit the stores/mall on Saturday and to my delight the mall was practically empty. So I was able to shop without fuss from other shoppers.
On Sunday, we drove to the central coast. But we had to stop for an hour or two to visit the Charles Dickens Christmas Fair at Cow Palace in San Francisco. I took a lot of pictures there :) I will post about this.
We had a fun relaxing time visiting a small town. Will post about this trip too.
You know I'm so behind with blogging that this trip that I'm posting just now actually took place in late May. Hopefully I can catch up.