We recently returned from a road trip that included Monterey, located on California’s central coast. There’s a lot of beauty on the Monterey Peninsula, and the 17-Mile Drive has more than its share of it (hence, justification for an admission fee!). Come along with us as we explore some of the highlights of this famous drive.
While my husband went to sneak a glimpse of the Links at
The Spyglass Hill Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. He took inspiration from the book Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, who was himself inspired by the Monterey Peninsula.
The lobby was a lovely place to sit with our wine, cheese, and crackers and get to know some of the other guests, like Dick & Susie from Reno and Rick & Mary from Columbus. Alternatively, refreshments could also be taken to one’s room or the rooftop garden.
What a great way to start the next day, with our coffee and munchies, and sitting in our hotel robes on those banquettes that were practically over the water’s edge! The morning sun was streaming in, while fresh ocean breezes followed through the open windows. Wow. (Breakfast requests are made the night before, and the tray is brought to the room at the time of your choosing.) It’s not too hard to take.
With caffeine and Corn Flakes and such, we were fortified to make new discoveries on the journey ahead. Stay tuned!