Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter break in California: Monterey

We are continuing our winter break exploration of the West. In previous years, we spent a couple of days in Anzo Borrego desert and San Diego, we explored Marin County and Safari West, gambled in Las Vegas and sifted for Gold near Jamestown. This year, I didn't want to spend much time in the car. We decided to explore Monterey Bay. Plenty to explore:
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Cannery Row - which is more that just the tourist trap. Interesting history about how the canning industry came and suddenly disappeared. 
  • Monterey Aquarium
  • Old town - Spanish capital of California
  • Lovers Point and beach
  • Monarch butterflies in Pacific Grove
  • Point Pinos Lighthouse
  • 17 mile drive  - We skipped it this time.
  • Carmel by the sea 
  • Carmel Valley - a small place about 11 miles in land
  • Whale watching as December is peak migrating season towards Baja California. 

Lovers Point, Pacific Grove

More pictures: Google+ Photo Album

Friday, December 27, 2013

Medium: @waffletchnlgy

Since recent I started writing a few stories at It would be great to have a Blogger-Medium plug-in so they are automatically cross-posted.

Medium does bring some freshness to blogs. Blogger has gotten a little ignored by Google.