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May 29, 2006

Back from a lovely vacation!

My beautiful wife Tess and our daughter Emma Rose at Big Sur

No blogging this past week as the family and I have been away on our annual vacation. This year we went to the stunningly beautiful Monterey peninsula staying in the lovely small town of Pacific Grove, which we highly recommend over the more touristy area of Monterey city proper. The kids just loved the world-class Monterey Aquarium with the "splash zone" being a big favorite along with the jellyfish and penguins. We spent a couple of days just down the coast in Big Sur with its spectacular coastline and giant redwoods and particularly recommend the Point Lobos state park with amazing and unique flora and fauna including of course the famous Cyprus trees. Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay and the other golf courses looked marvelous but sadly there was neither time nor money ($425 green fees for 18 holes) for me to play although I have promised myself a round there one day. We spent a day in Carmel which is one of the most delightful towns I have ever had the pleasure of visiting and found everybody to be most helpful and friendly. Altogether it was a great trip and if any readers wishes for more details on lodging (we found a very pleasant place to stay) or other details of the area do send us an email.

Posted by acapnews at May 29, 2006 2:19 PM