We found out Jim's cousin from Washington was vacationing pretty close to us. Thanks to Facebook, they messaged each other and plans were set to meet for lunch today.
We arrived in Monterey a little early. The temperature in Morgan Hill was 93 when we left and when we arrived in Monterey, it was a cool 69 degrees. It is amazing there is that much difference between the coast and 34 miles inland as the crow flies. We weren't sure where we were meeting so we found a pretty little spot to wait until Donna and David got to town.
The view was gorgeous!
There was a rock a little ways out and when I zoomed my lens on the seagull, we realized there was a seal sunning on the rock.
As we looked closer we realized there was a baby seal.
More views of the bay, it was actually this blue.
We spent most of our time watching the seals. There were actually two baby seals, but I couldn't get a picture of both of them together.
At this point, one of the babies dove into the water and mama looked up to watch it. The rest of the time she just sunned herself on the rock.
Donna and David called saying they had made it to Monterey. We made plans for meeting in the parking lot at Fisherman's Wharf and then deciding where to eat. Thanks to Yelp we walked over to Loulous Griddle In The Middle. Once again Yelp did not let us down.
The food was great, but the company was even better. We had a leisurely three hour lunch catching up on everything. We're so glad things worked out that we were able to spend the afternoon together! Thanks Donna and David! We'll see you in a couple of months!
It was a little after three and we were in no hurry to get back to the 104 degrees at Morgan Hill compared to 70 in Monterey. We drove around for awhile, stopped for a soft drink, then headed back home. We got back about 6, it was still 104 degrees and 87 degrees in the rig. YIKES! The electricity just wasn't strong enough for both our air conditioners to work and the front air kept blowing the circuit. We closed off the bedroom and waited for the sun to go down to cool things off.
About 9, Matt and Michelle came over. They, too, had been in Monterey and Carmel for the day and had just gotten back. We sat and visited sharing more stories of each others' adventures and rvs. We met them in Yosemite Lakes. They are a neat couple in their twenties who renovated their house and Airstream at the same time while working, then sold the house and are now living in their Airstream. You can read more about them at http://www.luxelandyacht.com.
It was a wonderful day catching up with family and friends with beautiful weather and scenery thrown in!