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The view of the sea in Monterey The view of the sea in Monterey

Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022: Day 11 – Afternoon and Evening in Monterey

By Nige on Sun 14 Aug 2022 at 14:01
Story: Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022
Tags: Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | Monterey | USA

We walked into town wanting to be tourists for a few hours.  Monterey was heaving, but it was nice and warm and the sealions were out in force.

On the way on our walk into Monterey On the way on our walk into Monterey
On the way on our walk into Monterey
It was heaving once we reached Monterey It was heaving once we reached Monterey
It was heaving once we reached Monterey
You have to include a photo of a sealion if you visit Monterey You have to include a photo of a sealion if you visit Monterey
You have to include a photo of a sealion if you visit Monterey

We enjoyed a huge ice cream on fisherman’s wharf and then we walked back to the hotel, looking for a place to have dinner.  Ideally, we were looking for a Thai restaurant, but with it being a Sunday, a lot of places were closed.

Ice cream enjoyed in Monterey Ice cream enjoyed in Monterey
Ice cream enjoyed in Monterey

We ended up eating in Rosine’s, where we had eaten in the past.  The place had been spruced up and looked quite nice now.  We got a booth and ordered a cocktail to get us started alongside the chips and salsa/guacamole which was lovely.

Chips and salsa as a starter at Rosines in Monterey Chips and salsa as a starter at Rosines in Monterey
Chips and salsa as a starter at Rosines in Monterey

That’s when we fell for the old trap of ordering way too much.  Really, the starter was enough, but Vick ordered a salad, which ended up quite large.  I ordered the Ultimate Burger (on instruction from Vick) which was the largest plate of food I have ever seen.  

Vicks super-salad at Rosines in Monterey Vicks super-salad at Rosines in Monterey
Vicks super-salad at Rosines in Monterey
My ultimate burger at Rosines in Monterey My ultimate burger at Rosines in Monterey
My ultimate burger at Rosines in Monterey

It was like one of those eating contests: eat everything on the plate and you get it for free.  I managed about half of it, then through in the towel. Back to the hotel and planning started for the following day: where can we watch the Liverpool game, due to start at midday PCT?

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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