What a day for a daydream…so we took advantage of the nice weather by spending a day in Monterey. The temperature was in the low 70’s with barely any clouds above. We love the Monterey/Carmel area and visit when we can.

We had lunch at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto on the wharf, tempted by the mouth-watering clam chowder. With our lunch entrees and a free appetizer of calamari and fried artichoke, we took a stroll on the coastal trail to burn off calories. Along the trail are benches and observation points. People on foot and on wheels traversed the path with a breathtaking view of the ocean.


At the end of the trail is a street which leads to another wharf. My daughter wanted beach time so from this side of the wharf, there was a small beach area where she enjoyed a game of chase the waves/be chased by the waves. The water was ice cold. But that hardly matters when the sun is out and you are having a marvelous time.

I love this picture. The smile on her face is priceless.

My daughter dug a shallow bowl of sand. She called it a “doggie bed”. She jumped on the bowl several times reason only known to her.