Week 5


This week mostly featured Labor day. We drove a lot of the way down Highway 1 to Hearst Castle, with visits to Santa Cruz, Carmel Valley and Monterey over 3 days.

Saw much wildlife, including a heron, scrawny squirrels, sea lions and seals, a whale off the coast, free roaming zebras (left over from Hearst’s menagerie) and an actual real life gigantic (I was nearly sick) tarantula.

Pitch black driving along unmarked mountain roads to reach the lodge in Carmel Valley on Sunday was almost as terrifying as the spider.

Walked ~24 miles.