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Day Seven: Monterey Peninsula

August 7, 2006

“Cupertino, California, is the home of Apple Computer, who today announced the details of their long-awaited Leopard operating system and —”

Phil,” interrupts Orange Bear.


“You’re not picking any of the thirty favorite places.”

“Not even one?” asks Phil the Owl.

Orange Bear shakes his head.


The Monterey Peninsula is the jewel in the crown along California’s famous stretch of coastal highway known as the Pacific Coast Highway (or California’s Route 1).

“For sheer beauty alone, Monterey has no betters and few equals,” says Mr. Crumpet.

John Steinbeck, that titan of 20th century American literature, put Monterey on the map with his vivid descriptions of Cannery Row, a waterfront street once home to fishing canneries and now the location of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other tourist attractions. The bay itself is home to a wide variety of sea critters, including whales, sea lions, porpoises, and sea otters, and whale-watching cruises are available year-round.

“If it’s good enough for Clint, it’s good enough for me,” says Orange Bear.

(Monterey Harbor, photo: Liz Lawley)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. A Feline Ally permalink
    August 7, 2006 8:54 pm

    Crowd Pleaser Numero Due…

  2. August 8, 2006 9:47 pm

    Hear, hear!


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