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.