Fun, Fun Fun!!

Fun, Fun Fun!!

Saturday, February 19 - Rain, Rain and more Rain (Gilroy, CA)

Thursday 2/17

We were traveling today. We wanted to stay in Morro Bay, but were unable to find a campsite for the weekend. One of the reasons for wanting to stay there was so we could visit the Hearst Castle.

We did get a picture of the rock in the water from the road in Morro Bay.


We decided to stop while traveling to Gilroy to visit the castle and then continue on or way. We looked up the times and figured the 10:20 tour would be the best time for us so we were packed up and left at 7:55am.

It rained most of the way to and was raining pretty hard when we got there. We parked in the large parking lot for RV’s, Jesse walked the boys and then we walked to the visitors center.

We went to get tickets BUT the 10:20 time was all sold out and the next tour wasn’t until 12:30. We didn’t want to wait so we just saw the film they show then went on our way.

I have no pictures because you couldn’t see anything to take pictures of.

We went through a part of our journey when the sun came out and I got a rainbow.


We arrived after traveling 270 miles to Gilroy Garlic U.S.A. RV Park, located in the “Garlic Capital of the World”. It was pouring rain, so I walked the boys while Jesse got us set-up. He only hooked water and electric. We used their cable TV for the night.

We had some leftover soup for dinner and just relaxed.

Friday 2/18

It rained all day.

I made us some eggs and toast for breakfast.

There was a short break mid-day where Jesse went out and hooked up the Dish and connected to sewer.

I made Chicken Marsala for dinner and we stayed in all day and hibernated.


It was still raining, but Jesse wanted to go to Carmel and Cannery Row in Monterey.



The 1st thing we did was pay $10 to park and we walked to the pier to get something to eat. We went to the Fish Hopper. Here are some of the items on the menu.

We shared an open face sandwich of Dungeness crab and French Fries. We were seated right next to the window and the fire pit.


After eating we walked around in the rain looking at the water and in and out some of the shops.



We drove down coast line to Carmel but never got out of the truck, but did take a few pictures.


After a while we headed back to Gilroy and went to Walmart to get some prescription refilled and pick up a few grocery items.

At home we raided the refrigerator and just hung out.

Hopefully the rain will stop tomorrow!!!!


Gypsy said...

My son and d-i-l just moved to Monterey, and he had pictures taken from their property where you can see the ocean. They think they will love it, although I know from experience living close to the sea brings constant problems with moisture. It is beautiful, though I haven't been there since the early 1980's.

squawmama said...

Great photos... Love that area it is so beautiful. Enjoy your time there!!! To bad about Hearst Castle...
Have fun & travel safe

Bob said...

Sorry you are having so much rain! Just wondered if Jojoba SKP will be on your travel plans? We are #25 on the list now. Interesting I'm on the netbook and my location shows where I actually am! Lynda and Bob