Whenever I travel, I always like knocking out two (or more) birds in one stone (what a morbid idiomatic expression!). That isn’t seem to be the case with me and Monterey, Ca. Whenever I hit the road, I never had a concrete plan on my stops. Maybe I stop by Half Moon Bay. Maybe it’s time for me to hit Morro Bay. Maybe a quickie in Carmel will do for my travel fix (awful euphemism, Rommel, way to go). Monterey Bay seems to be always drawing me in whenever I pass by its sign when I approach the peninsula. And everytime, it’s as if Monterey teases me into just hitting one major spot at a time so I can come back to it again. The first time was the best aquarium in by book, Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The second time, returning back South, I went to the California’s lesser-known Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
Last month, I hung out at Pacific Grove and the pier.
Other than parking fee, time and a little bit of gas, I definitely have no problem with Monterey Bay reeling me in all the time. I know there’s plenty more to explore there. Maybe I hit the non-touristy areas. Maybe I’ll go seek a hike there. Maybe actually get to a water activity. Whatever it is I do or go there, the case won’t be just maybe’s, I’m certain that I’ll have a great time for Monterey, California never fails to mesmerize me ….. each time.