We have talked about going to Monterey countless of times. I mean, that is the place where we want to have our big (second) wedding after all. Our first one was so rushed that we wanted another wedding, in a beautiful place where our friends and family could enjoy a weekend. I needed to see this place before we decide anything. But people have told me over and over again that this place is great, so I already knew it would be something special. Finally on a Saturday morning, Nick told me "let's just go to Monterey today!". And so we did! Although we lagged and time flew by. First we needed something to eat. Nick got his beloved sushi ;)
It was the coolest thing ever to arrive in Monterey, late that afternoon. I knew it would be beautiful but THIS beautiful.. ?
We drove by Sand City and started seeing the ocean over the great sand dunes. It looked like paradise. While watching it all I played Disney piano music in the stereo and the moment got even better. Before we had even parked the car, we decided to stay there over night :D No clue of where to stay or how much it would cost - we just had to do it!
"It's like the gourmet version of Santa Cruz"... like Nick said ;)
We had the BEST time at the London Bridge Pub!! We could hardly believe our luck to be in this amazing place. The breeze from the ocean, absolutely delicious food, the cool decorations on the walls and each other's company!!
After dinner we drove from the Fisherman's wharf to the little downtown area. Of course we had to visit the spicy hot sauce store :)
And the chocolate store!!! Although their truffles were not as good as they looked :P
Time to watch the sunset!
As we walked back to the car, we saw this beautiful Fisherman painting on the wall. And also a man sitting by the water, surrounded by rocks that were stacked on top of each other. I have seen this sort of art before and thought it was so cool! We talked to the man who turned out to be homeless. He creates his art to make some money and the next day he was going to have a festival where people could see him stack the rocks live. I wish we would have had time to see it, but we had to go home early the next day! There was just something about him that I loved. He sat there surrounded by his art and was nice and polite.