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A Day In Monterey

Several days ago we spent a day in Monterey, California. It was my birthday and we thought spending it in Monterey would be fun. In the last 3 years, my birthday was a day in the city, San Francisco. I would have loved another day in the city, but my husband wanted to drive a little bit so Monterey it was, a two-hour drive. The challenge was finding something new to do in Monterey after many visits there. Thankfully, we found two things to do there that were new to us. That in addition to my birthday lunch made our day in Monterey worthwhile.

The first thing we did was visit the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, in the old presidio of Monterey. It boggles the mind how we have missed this church since we have been coming here for 20 years or so. But thankfully Mr. Internet was right on target with this visit. It is a very charming church. Mr. Wikipedia says: the cathedral is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest stone building in California. Read more abou…

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