Last day in Monterey

We slept in and went to Denny’s for breakfast, before meeting up with Daniel, David and Charlotte. They took us down to the Lover’s Point Park for a walk, but because there had been a sewer spill in the water, the beaches were unfortunately closed.

David and Charlotte had to meet up with Bree when she got of work, so we drove them back and then the 3 of us (Daniel, Kasper and myself) headed to the Coast Guard Pier in the city. Daniel told us that this was one of the best places to see sealions, and he was right! We got really close to them and they were so amazing.

Afterwards we walked back to the city. We passed the 4-star hotel his girlfriend currently works at, and went down Cannery Row again. Daniel pointed out some spots in the Row known from the Steinbeck novel and he told us, that Hollywood had also been in Monterey to shoot several movies. One of which he had been in himself (”We Were Soldiers” with Mel Gibson), as an extra. Also, the comedy-thriller ”Turner and Hooch” from 1989 was shot in Monterey.

Then we walked back to the car, which was parked by a Baskin Robbins, so we couldn’t help ourselves, and had to have an ice cream 🙂

In the afternoon, Bree had to go out to a get-together with her workplace, Trader Joe’s (a Californian chain of supermarkets). They were gonna go bowling, so she asked us to come along for a game. It was a lot of fun and of course I won the game, which led to Daniel nicknaming me ‘The Butcher’ 🙂

For dinner we went back to Tove’s for BBQ. And after dinner we had to say goodbye to everyone, because we are leaving in the morning to go see Yosemite National Park, before we head in to San Francisco.

We had such a great time with Tove and the others and we are gonna miss them, like we already miss all the other wonderful members of the Villebro family we have met on our trip.

Jannie


Vi sov lidt længe og spiste en sen morgenmad på Denny’s inden vi mødtes med David, Charlotte og Daniel. De tog os med ned til en park  der hedder Lover’s Point Park, hvor vi tog en lille gåtur. På grund af noget kloakspild i vandet, var strandene desværre lukkede, så vi var der ikke så længe.

David og Charlotte skulle mødes med Bree, da hun fik fri fra arbejde, så vi kørte dem hjem og så tog vi 3 vores bil ned til kystvagtens mole. Daniel sagde, at det var et af de bedste steder at se søløver og han fik ret! Vi kom ret tæt på dem og de var virkelig fantastiske.

Bagefter gik vi ind mod byen igen. Vi kom forbi det flotte 4-stjernede hotel hvor hans kæreste arbejder og så gik vi igen ned ad Cannery Row. Daniel viste os nogle steder på Row’en, som er kendte fra John Steinbecks roman og han fortalte os, at Hollywood også har været i byen et par gange. Blandt andet da de filmede ”We Were Soldiers” med Mel Gibson, som Daniel også selv var statist i. Filmen ”Turner og Hund” fra 1989 blev også filmet i Monterey. David var så heldig at møde Tom Hanks i den forbindelse. 🙂

Til sidst fandt vi bilen igen, på en parkeringsplads ved Baskin Robbins, hvor vi bare måtte ind og have en is 🙂

Om eftermiddagen skulle Bree til noget tam-tam med sit arbejde, Trader Joe’s (en Californisk supermarkedskæde). De skulle ud at bowle og hun spurgte om ikke vi ville med og spille et enkelt spil, så det gjorde vi. Det var superhyggeligt og selvfølgelig var det mig der løb med sejren, hvilket resulterede i, at Daniel gav mig kælenavnet ‘slagteren’ 🙂

Om aftenen grillede vi igen hos Tove. Og efter middagen måtte vi desværre sige farvel til dem allesammen, fordi vi kører op for at se Yosemite Nationalpark imorgen, inden vi kører mod San Francisco.

Vi hyggede os virkelig meget med Tove og hendes familie og vi kommer til at savne dem, ligesom vi allerede savner alle de andre fantastiske mennesker vi har mødt fra Villebrofamilien.

Jannie

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