My parents came out for a visit toward the end of last week. We did it up right, traveling all over the Monterey Bay area, even spending Mother’s Day down in Big Sur. They could’ve stayed at our tiny place, but we would had to have slept like Charlie’s grandparents in Willie Wonka.
they chose to stay in Carmel instead
To this point, our two months out here has felt like a weird vacation. Seeing my folks–and having to say goodbye again–made me finally grasp the fact that we moved and are far away from the people we love. People we really miss.
Anyway. Let’s look at some pictures.
found this fellow in Moss Landing at a place called Pot Stop – yes, he’s a monkey sea captain smoking a pipe (and thinking about stuff) – he sums up our California experience thus far
at our house uphill from the water, it looked like an alien squadron was assembling in the Monterey Bay – ends up the squid fishermen were out with big nets and bright lights (to attract the squid) – I found this out because, like a nosy old lady, I went down to the water to take pictures and ask someone
here’s one of the boats in daytime
something I like about the area is that it’s not just a touristy place that’s pretty – there are a lot of people making a living on these waters – this is the commercial pier in Monterey, where pleasure craft park right next to fishing boats
USA! USA! USA!
this stone-faced fellow lives down the street, always keeping his eyes on the ocean
this seal looks back up at him and isn’t impressed
most deer in PG travel in groups
some follow their mom around
and others roll on their own, stopping by to freak out our big dog in the process – she was too confused to bark
do you see the rat dog in my quesadilla?
Dad driving to Big Sur, me in the backseat
we miss our people, but, man, we sure do love it here