Category Archives: Wider California adventures

Three day Carmel sojourn ends with a wimp of a hike, not a bang

The Adventurers needed to get back to the Peninsula today so that D could referee a water polo game in the afternoon. So, after an earlyish breakfast, they headed to a hike up the hill they’ve enjoyed on previous trips … Continue reading

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Walk along the south part of 17-mile drive morphs into a forest meander

The Adventurers have a set of rules for their hiking excursions, all based on what they’ve learned over the years. Basic things like always have water, research the route as much as possible before hand, and, of course, making sure … Continue reading

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The D birthday takes the Adventurers south (not north)

The Adventurers had long planned to go to the fancy Airstream park near Guerneville to celebrate D’s birthday and their anniversary. But the North Bay fires got in their way. When they had a chance to cancel five or so … Continue reading

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Checking out the coast and Dinosaur Park on sparkling clear winter day

The Adventurers started their day with a walk around Shell Beach, first to the Dinosaur Park, where they met a dog who looked very much like Maggie. The Park once was the site of a huge wooden dinosaur without a … Continue reading

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On the road again, heading south on Highway 101

The Adventurers headed south just after lunch today, with the ultimate destination ┬ábeing Pasadena, where the grand-twins, Kai and Lily live with their parents Nikki and Matt. But, true to form, they weren’t ambitious enough to make it the whole … Continue reading

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Hiking and a bit of sightseeing on coast heading to Big Sur

The Adventurers wanted something a bit less ambitious today, so they headed south to an are called Carmel Meadows that neither of them had ever explored. Parking at Monastery Beach (otherwise known as Mortuary Beach due to its dangerous riptide), … Continue reading

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Visit with classmate and long, scenic walk on the Monterrey Peninsula

The Adventurers aren’t sure if it’s an actual New Year’s tradition, but for the second year on the row they find themselves in Carmel for the New Year holiday, accompanied by The Mag. Their first stop today was in Carmel … Continue reading

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