To Monterey for Anna’s 40th

Posted by: Joe on: December 29, 2015

Our first time across the Golden Gate Bridge and Anna was excited to be the one driving!

Our first time across the Golden Gate Bridge and Anna was excited to be the one driving!

This image gives a good indication of all the beautiful colors we saw while in Monterey.

This image gives a good indication of all the beautiful colors we saw while in Monterey.

These beautiful hills are part of a land grant to a private family from the Mexican government in the early 1800s.

These beautiful hills are part of a land grant to a private family from the Mexican government in the early 1800s.

We spent much of our time just appreciating GOD's beauty.

We spent much of our time just appreciating GOD’s beauty.

Compared to their much larger ancestors in Muir Woods, these tress are youngsters.

Compared to their much larger ancestors in Muir Woods, these tress are youngsters.

The 200 year old oaks that we get excited about in TN are saplings compared to these giants.

The 200 year old oaks that we get excited about in TN are saplings compared to these giants.

We spent most of our day driving along the beautiful coastal highway 1.

We spent most of our day driving along the beautiful coastal highway 1.

The beautiful Old Monterey Inn was built in the 20s but the Mayor of Monterey, CA Carmel Martin.

The beautiful Old Monterey Inn was built in the 20s by the Mayor of Monterey, CA Carmel Martin.

We're excited. Time together away from the normal concerns of life will put a smile on any face!

We’re excited. Time together away from the normal concerns of life will put a smile on any face!

And THIS is our not-too-shaby ride for the week.

And THIS is our not-too-shaby ride for the week.

Breakfast at this B&B was delicious!

Breakfast at this B&B was delicious!

Welcome!

Welcome!

The window from our room opened into a peaceful garden. It was right out of a story book.

The window from our room opened into a peaceful garden. It was right out of a story book.

Muir Woods' Gentle Giant

Muir Woods’ Gentle Giant

Casanova was a wonderful, romantic restaurant in Carmel-by-the-sea which is just south of Monterey.

Casanova was a wonderful, romantic restaurant in Carmel-by-the-sea which is just south of Monterey.

Casanova was unique in that it offered a covered area that felt like we were dining outside.

Casanova was unique in that it offered a covered area that felt like we were dining outside.

The beautifully arranged dining room table at Old Monterey Inn.

The beautifully arranged dining room table at Old Monterey Inn.

The Lone Cypress was actually not alone at all as the area was full of these unique and ancient looking trees.

The Lone Cypress was actually not alone at all as the area was full of these unique and ancient looking trees.

The Monterey Bay is a beautiful area and the harbor is full of splendid boats just waiting to sail.

The Monterey Bay is a beautiful area and the harbor is full of splendid boats just waiting to sail.

The Old Monterey Inn was on our short list of destinations for our honeymoon in October 1998 when we ultimately decided to visit Camden, ME.

The Old Monterey Inn was on our short list of destinations for our honeymoon in October 1998 when we ultimately decided to visit Camden, ME.

Happy 40th Birthday to my beautiful bride! Thanks for sharing your life with me.

Happy 40th Birthday to my beautiful bride! Thanks for sharing your life with me.

This was my delicious meal at Chart House in Monterey, CA.

This was my delicious meal at Chart House in Monterey, CA.

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Entrance to Muir Woods National Monument

Entrance to Muir Woods National Monument

The Tall Trees of Muir Woods

The Tall Trees of Muir Woods

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