The title of this post pretty much sums up our end-of-the-year getaway. We went to a coastal town that faces the Pacific Ocean. Our wonderful bed and breakfast is only a block away from the path that goes by the ocean. The food at the B&B was outstanding. The sunroom was nice and warm. The made-from-scratch breakfast helped start the day right. The best thing about the inn was that coffee, tea, water, and hot water were available throughout the day. Our room was just right next to the sunroom which made it very convenient for me to get hydrated. For someone who has to drink hot water every night, this was just perfect.
Just like how we liked it, we walked everywhere. The Monterey Bay Aquarium was only a short 10-minute walk away along the coastal path. The crisp air and the ocean scene were very pleasant for the walk. My favorites at the aquarium were the sea otters and jellyfish.
I can seriously stare at the jellyfish all day long.
We visited the Mission in Carmel, drove on the 17 Mile Drive, and walked on the beach.
Wearing my new boots was the best while walking on the beach so no sand could get on my feet.
The sand was so white.
We also walked a very long way to go visit the Monterey train depot that had been converted into an upscale grocery store. Because I love my husband and he loves train, I walked a very long way with him so that he could see it. He bought me a hot chocolate there while imagining passengers waiting at the train depot for boarding.
The B&B had a nice afternoon tea time. Bob and I would sit in the living room after a long day of walking and outing to enjoy a glass of wine and the homemade snacks.
It wouldn’t really look like my blog post without pictures of some food. That was another highlight of our trip.
I don’t know about you, but trips like these make it easier to tolerate the lengthy fertility treatments and long wait that we have to endure. Now I have to go back to work today so that I can earn my time for another vacation like this!