Monterey Over Thanksgiving

January 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I've already failed in 2014 to post a blog a week, but I'm making up for it!  Here was supposed to be the last post of 2013!

 

Late and the very last blog post of 2013, but one I've been waiting to finish and publish!  In trying to write more regularly, I've decided to follow in the footsteps of some of my actively blogging friends and blog at least once a week in 2014.  We'll see if that happens!  2014's going to be filled with several goals, one of which is to further my experience in the arts through taking part in slam poetry.  To that end, if anyone is interested in going to watch slam competitions, let me know!  I love everything about spoken word and welcome others on the ride!

Thanksgiving often marks a weekend of travel for someone in somebody's family.  In my side of the family (versus my wife's) we frequently travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for one of the TMH (two major holidays).  If my wife and I travel for Thanksgiving, then that usually means we spend Xmas at home in the Pacific Northwest.  If we travel for Christmas, then it's all turkey, all the time at home.  Generally, I dislike traveling during either of these two holidays.  The airport's busy, the train station is expensive to travel overnight, and driving by car is not advisable during this time of year because of the strong likelihood of getting stuck in the snow while driving through southern Oregon/northern California.  We ended up flying on Thanksgiving day and returning home the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. So much cheaper.  Here's a couple of photos from our brief jaunt down to Monterey the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Sea lions are pretty neato.

sea lions sunbathing outside Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, CaliforniaSea lions sunbathingMonterey, California cutie pie sea lionSea Lion Trying to Board Fishing BoatI think I can, I think I can...    Had lunch at Fisherman's Wharf and then strolled along the beachfront area looking for sea lions to photograph.  Relived our bike ride from our last time here.Beachcombing Fisherman's WharfMonterey, California Found beached in Monterey, CaliforniaJellyfish at Low TideLive jellyfish found at low tide in tidepool area

Clusters of monarch butterflies nest in a eucalyptus grove every year between the months of October through February.Cluster of Monarch ButterfliesPacific Grove, California


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