Monday, December 28, 2009

Postcards from the US - Day 4

Monterey Bay Aquarium - the most amazing maritime creatures preservation place where they show the important connection between human being and nature and the special care for kids that can touch the creatures, they learn through experiences and the sea otters are really cool!

A walk nearby is a great thing to do and we found a good , delicious place to have lunch looking at the sea and take a time just to think about what to do next!

And while waiting for the food she had to update her journal describing the animals she´s seen these days...

This dish was pretty amazing! Salmon with shrimp with oyster sauce and rice, yummy, would have another one!


Postcards from the US - Day 3

Santa Barbara is the most beautiful place in the Californian Coast with its nature, perfect climate and friendly people.

We also have been amazed by the food .

And a visitor came by near the restaurant: a seal, so cute!

and lots of pelicans, a whole family right there out of the window, flying with their long wings and taking the fisherman´s fish away...

This was the restaurant´s window view

Walking and trying to get closer to Santa Barbara´s life

then leaving and going to Solvgang , a Danish village in the mountains full of history , H C Andersen memories, gift shops and chocolateries...

A very typical town where we stayed for 1 hour and we looked around , had some hot coffee served with danish rolls to warm our soul ...

... took some pictures and since we had a long way up to Monterey we left the town ,

and we went on the road again!

We saw some elephant seals on the beach, so amazing! Then we made a pit stop in the middle of the mountains called Ragged Point...

and passed through beautiful landscapes, spectacular views in Big Sur and finally we got to our next hotel destination at Marina , Monterey by the Bay. Unfortunately we didn´t stop at Nepenthe because of the weather , it was very rainy and it was getting dark and we were a little bit tired so we was desperately seeking for a comfort bed... Maybe next time.


Postcards from the US - Day 2

The second day in California was under a chilly breeze but a warm sun and the day was perfect for travelling , hop on and hop off our rented car to see the interesting places we always wanted to see such as...

the end of the Route 66!!!!! Yay, finally we´ve got here!!!!

Blue sky reflecting on the calm , lazy sea...

after Christmas day , everything is asleep...

and this little girl found out a new favorite> churros!!! just like mom!


Postcards from US - Day 1

Hi there!!! We have been to Disneyland in Los Angeles and it was amazing when we saw the Parade, so exciting and so magical!

Merry Christmas for everyone, from Mickey and Walt Disney!

I am sorry I didn´t post for a while, now I´ll try to update little by little but sometimes traveling is so exciting that when we get back to the hotel at night I just want to get some sleep...zzzzzz.....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas sharing good inspiring and unforgettable moments with family and friends.