It's been a while since I updated pictures on our California trip. I've just gotten lazy. Anyways, here's day 3.
On the third day we rented a car and started driving down Hwy 1 to Monterey.
One of the nicest places on the road was probably the natural bridges park in Santa Cruz.
Since we still had time we figured we'd check out Santa Cruz. We ended up walking through the shopping district a bit and then had coffee at Peet's which I thought was an independent shop until I saw them everywhere in California. Very yummy lattes, though.
After another hour or so of driving we arrived in Monterey at our motel. It was dark, the fireplace was a little sketchy, the toilet was leaking but we had two queen size beds which meant we'd get a good nights rest again.
For dinner we went to the Fishwife's Turtle Bay Taqueria. You order your food at the counter and then take a turtle with your number back to your table. No, not a real turtle. At that restaurant I had my first horchata. It's a very delicious Mexican drink made out of rice, water, cinnamon and sugar.
On our way back to the motel we noticed this store.
The reason it caught our eye was that our friend's daughter is named Kaiya. They apparently vacationed in Northern/Central California when they were expecting her. Is this coincidence? I have yet to ask them.
As we were walking back we decided to hop in the car and drive to Carmel to see if we could still catch the sunset over the Pacific ocean. So we did but arrived a few minutes too late. Everyone was just leaving the beach. It was still pretty gorgeous and we decided that we'd try it again next night.