Monterey Bay area – 7/5/2014

July 5th, 2014 (Saturday)

 

We’d been looking forward to seeing Beth and John for some time.  We last had dinner with them outside Philadelphia last winter.  They are blog friends that have steered us to some fantastic food in our travels.  We have made plans to visit them at the Hyatt, Highlands Inn,  south of Carmel.

We met Beth at the lodge entrance.

We met Beth at the lodge entrance.

She led us to their room.

She led us to their room.

The grounds are beautiful.

The grounds are beautiful.

Two pretty woman strolling along.

Two pretty woman strolling along.

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A real luxury on the coast.

A real luxury on the coast.

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Very nice grounds.

Very nice grounds.

Edie greeting John.

Edie greeting John.

Fireplace, TV, and view extraordinaire.

Fireplace, TV, and view extraordinaire.

Out on their balcony, view of the lodge restaurant.

Out on their balcony, view of the lodge restaurant.

The view.

The view.

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Snugly tucked in on the hillside.

Snugly tucked in on the hillside.

Living room art.

Living room art.

Fun bathroom.

Fun bathroom.

I noticed the sink with the unusual drain.

I noticed the sink with the unusual drain.

Edie liked the lights.

Edie liked the lights.

Bed and bath downstairs.

Bed and bath downstairs.

In room Jacuzzi soaker tub.

In room Jacuzzi soaker tub.

Nice looking bed.

Nice looking bed.

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We decided to have dinner at the Fishwife, an old favorite of ours right across from Asilomar.

We all had fish.  We all ate it up.

We all had fish. We all ate it up. John’s Mahi Mahi with mango salsa.

Edie had a breaded fillet with a few fries.

Edie had a breaded fillet with a few fries.

Beth had grilled shrimp with chipolte chili.

Beth had grilled shrimp with chipolte chili.

I had grilled calamari, it was very good.

I had grilled calamari, it was very good.

After dinner we drove through Asilomar to give John and Beth a sense of it and regretted not taking them for a drive earlier in daylight hours.  They are experienced travelers and managed to pack a very great deal into their vacation though.   It was great seeing them again and hope to have another visit next time we are in the Philadelphia area.

That was our most enjoyable day, hope yours was great.

 

 

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