Monday, July 7, 2008

weekend in Monterey

Although I have not traveled much, Monterey California is definitely at the top of my list for greatest places in the world. Ryan and I got to go for the fourth of July weekend, and we had so much fun. We flew in late Thursday night, and first stop on the list was In n Out, luckily they don't close tell 1:30am. I had not one but TWO burgers, fries and a strawberry shake! The next day we visited with family, and it was off to the golf course. My first time to golf all 18 holes! It was a bit long but we were right on the beach, so despite the fact that I played a horrible game of golf it was absolutely gorgeous and I enjoyed every minute of it. The next day we drove down to Carmel Valley to this tasty bistro Ryan found called Wickets it was inside Bernardus Lodge and Winery. The food was delicious, I had a crab cake to start, best I have ever had, and for my main course a piece of salmon on grilled asparagus with a caesar salad. It was my favorite meal the whole trip. After that we went to the beach and flew a kite or should I say we attempted to fly a kite. Ryan's Dad, Tom, brought this kite that was pretty high tech. It had two strings and you controlled which direction it flew by pulling the right or the left. Neither Ryan or I could get the hang of it, but Tom, he flew it beautifully. That night we stumbled across a Rite Aid. But this was no ordinary Rite Aid, it was a prior Thrifty's! Which means they carry Thrifty's Ice Cream. I LOVE Thrifty's ice cream. I got two scoops of the chocolate malt ball crunch. The next day was our last, we tried to cram as much as we could before our flight. We went for a bike ride along the coast down to Canary row and Monterey Pier. We enjoyed a cup of clam chowder, the best caramel corn, and a ghirardelli ice cream sunday. That was our trip in a nut shell, can't wait to go back! Thanks Tom and Annette for a wonderful weekend.









6 comments:

Sorensens said...

Fun! I have never been to Monterey, I would love to go someday -well there is alot of place I would love to go, anyways looks like you guys had fun and the pictures are so cool of you on the beach-oh, you guys look like your happy.

catecheek said...

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Lindsay Family said...

First of all - I hate you for being so lucky to get CHOCOLATE MALTED BALL CRUNCH ICE CREAM!!! I am so jealous! You know that is my favorite and I haven't had it since we left stinkin' Cali! MAN!!!!!! Secondly, your trip looks awesome and your pics are fun! I miss you!

annette meador said...

I love you

annette meador said...

Hi Jill and Ryan, Love the pictures. How do I get a copy of the two of you on the beach. Great picture. Your trip sounds fabulous!Love mom

Melanie said...

It looks like y'all had a fun trip. Great pictures too! Oh, I LOVE Thrifty's ice cream! My favorite is mint chocolate chip! I've never been to Monterey. It looks beautiful there.