Monterey with John

How is it that I don’t have a travel category? I’m not sure, but I think it’s something I should create. Anyway… on with the post.

Last weekend Jesse, John and I took a little trip up to Monterey, CA. John works for Computer Aid in Pennsylvania, and has been consulting with Conversive for the last few years. For the last several months, and probably for the next year or so, he has been living here in California and working in our office.

The trip was very nice. We drove up to Monterey on Saturday, checked out the wharf, and drove down to the Big Sur area. We stayed in Salinas because it was about half the price as the hotels in Monterey, and isn’t that far away.

On Sunday morning we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was a good thing that we bought our tickets in advance because there was the typical line to buy tickets stretching around the block. I think it has been about 8 years since we were last at the Aquarium. It looked like they had made some improvements, but nothing drastic that I noticed.

Once we were done with the aquarium, we headed out of town. I’d made reservations for the Noriega Hotel restaurant for Sunday night, so we had to cut across the valley to get over to highway 99. Dinner, as always, was wonderful. I gained 5 lbs. over the weekend, and I’m sure most of it was at Noriega’s (although Margie’s helped too).

I’ve uploaded the pictures from Saturday and should have Sunday’s pictures up soon, so be sure to stop by Flickr and check them out.