Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We Have Been Busy

Our time in Monterey is very shortly coming to a close.  We spent the weekend prepping for movers (Happy Father’s Day Jarrod – let’s pack!).  Today the packers finished up, and tomorrow the moving truck gets loaded.  By the end of the week, we will be on the road out of here with another new graduate.  We will miss all of our friends here, but we are looking forward to a new adventure in Pennsylvania.

We have also been reminiscing on our time here in Monterey.  The weather wasn’t always perfect, but we made the most of it and got out to see and do a lot.

Here is a sampling of our adventures during our 27 months in Monterey. (Each link will take you to a specific blog post):

Vacationed at:
Lake Tahoe
Disneyland
San Diego
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Napa
Sacramento
Yosemite

Great list of things to do in Central California with kids:  Events, sightseeing, hiking, berry picking, apple picking, Big Sur, train rides, holiday fun, National Parks, plus vacations to other areas of California (Disney, San Diego, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mount Lassen and more!)



Hiked:
Point Lobos
Jack’s Peak
Garrapata State Park
Partington Cove - Big Sur
Butterfly trail at Natural Bridges State Beach
Año Nuevo State Park to see Elephant Seals
Frog Pond Wetland Preserve
Pinnacles National Park

Great list of things to do in Central California with kids:  Events, sightseeing, hiking, berry picking, apple picking, Big Sur, train rides, holiday fun, National Parks, plus vacations to other areas of California (Disney, San Diego, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mount Lassen and more!)



Toured:
Point Sur Lighthouse
Alcatraz
Lula’s Chocolate Factory – Monterey

Great list of things to do in Central California with kids:  Events, sightseeing, hiking, berry picking, apple picking, Big Sur, train rides, holiday fun, National Parks, plus vacations to other areas of California (Disney, San Diego, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mount Lassen and more!)



Got in the holiday spirit at:
Pancake Breakfast in Bunnyland – Carmel
Haunted Monterey Tour
Pacific Grove Tree Lighting
Train to Christmas Town
Streets of Bethlehem – Salinas
Capitola Beach where Santa arrived on an outrigger canoe

Great list of things to do in Central California with kids:  Events, sightseeing, hiking, berry picking, apple picking, Big Sur, train rides, holiday fun, National Parks, plus vacations to other areas of California (Disney, San Diego, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mount Lassen and more!)



Enjoyed family fun at:
Roaring Camp Railroad and Henry Cowell State Park
Hidden Hills Ranch
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Strawberry picking at Gizdich Ranch
…and Redman House Farmstand
Apple Picking at Gizdich Ranch
Ollalieberry picking at Gizdich Ranch
Cherry Picking at Buckley Cherries
Earthbound Farms’ Corn Maze
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (via the Roaring Camp beach train)
The Mystery Spot
Marina Equestrian Center Open House

Oakland Zoo
Laguna Seca campground
San Juan Bautista Rib Cook-off
California Science Center in LA (Space Shuttle Endeavour is housed here)
Wild Things Zoo
International Day at Naval Postgraduate School

Great list of things to do in Central California with kids:  Events, sightseeing, hiking, berry picking, apple picking, Big Sur, train rides, holiday fun, National Parks, plus vacations to other areas of California (Disney, San Diego, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mount Lassen and more!)



Whew!  Yep, I’d say that we stayed pretty busy during our time in Monterey!  And I didn’t even link up to everything that I could have!

Thanks for the good times, Monterey! 

(And thanks to Kate for giving me the idea to do this post!)

10 comments:

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

Wow! My brother was stationed in Monterey and I only visited once, briefly. This is making me regret that!! Good luck on your move!

Marie said...

Man, I need to start doing more things at each duty station. ;). You guys rock!!

Jen said...

I love that you made the most out of your time there! :)

Jamie said...

You did a lot of awesome stuff there! Monterey is gorgeous.

Amanda said...

Yall were busy! I hope the moving part goes smoothly!

Shannon said...

I love how busy you guys are and how you take advantage of the time you spend places.

Truly an inspiration!

candy higbee said...

Thank you for the ideas!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

haha while i was reading through this, I was thinking about all the thing we did together, and then I saw my shout out at the end. Love it. Cant wait to link up with yall soon on the East Coast!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

haha while i was reading through this, I was thinking about all the thing we did together, and then I saw my shout out at the end. Love it. Cant wait to link up with yall soon on the East Coast!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

haha while i was reading through this, I was thinking about all the thing we did together, and then I saw my shout out at the end. Love it. Cant wait to link up with yall soon on the East Coast!