Saturday, February 25, 2012

Presidents Day

I still want to find out what is President`s Day!  We had two packets of mix me easy cake, so we celebrated the day, with chocolate cake for breakfast and lunch! The cities with all the cars and all the people are intimidating, and we try to get out of it as soon as we can. The drive to Monterey is lovely, with the vineyards and strawberry farms and artichokes standing proudly on the stalks. I am sure during summer it is green, but there was a beauty in the vineyards, being brown and all dried up.

We knew that our time is running out in California. It is time to fly to Miami area to go and visit Jaco, our son, who works at Palm Beach Gardens at the BallenIsles Country Club. A week ago, we thought of booking tickets, but you know how it is… In the parking lot of the Visitor Centre in Monterey, we boiled the kettle, and enjoyed a piece of President`s Cake, while searching the Net for tickets. To our surprise even the prices of the tickets jumped from about 140US$ to 600US$ per person! We had to get to a Flight Centre for help! Luckily there was one a couple of desperate blocks away, and the angels were smiling on us, giving us four tickets to our son, for about 125 US$ pp! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We drove off through the Carmel valley, the winey road through the Los Padres Natural Forest, and loved the chipmunks running around the fields. What a beautiful drive through some more wineries to Greenfield, and  King City, where we ended the day with a barbeque in the County Park.

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