after saying goodbye to Carrie, I drove to Monterey, where I was staying for 2 days. I use to live in Monterey when I was a young girl (my dad was stationed there) and I have fond memories of the area. the last time I was there was about 9 years ago when Dillon was 10 and we did a month long journey of driving up and down the coast; ending up in Las Vegas where we spent 2 nights at The Luxor (his choice) - as Dillon was born in Las Vegas.

my arrival in Monterey was met by COLD weather and high winds. the sand from the dunes was streaming across the highway. It was fierce. I arrived in time for dinner and then I hit the hay, as I was exhausted. The next day i drove all around Monterey. I went to the aquarium, went beach combing, drove through Pacific Grove and along the 17 mile drive to Carmel. Such a beautiful area.