Asilomar, Earthbound Organics, and so long, Monterey!

Early this morning, the kids and I dropped Daddy off at Laguna Seca for his bike race, then we had several hours before picking him up. I still had a few things in mind that I’d been wanting to so during this trip, so we did them!

First, we headed to Asilomar State Beach to see what we could see, tide pool-wise.

they look like snail shells, but if you watch for a bit, you see little limbs emerge and tbey move quite fast!

    

“get my shoes!!”

    

climb!!

  

i love how different beaches have different surfaces.

Then we had enough time to hit Earthbound Organics’ farm stand in Carmel Valley.

 

 This was a great choice of a side trip- the kids loved every second of it!

just the scent of this garden will add years to your life, I swear!!

  

  

  

  

   

 

  

  

At home,  I knitted furiously. 

 

I got to this point, then realized that the differently-colored bind offs at the neck would bother me, so I’ve frogged and re knit a bit since taking this photo. It’s going well, although it’s a tad bigger than I expected. 

Sea Otter Classic

This morning we didn’t leave quite enough time to get to the kids’ race on time. Oops. But staff was so kind and gave the kids medals anyway. The Wee Boy had a great time on the course.  

you did your best to get here on time, little dude.

  

wheee!!

 

We got so hot and dusty- all we wanted were cold beverages and shade, which we found on our way out.

shade, lovely shade.

it looks small from here, but it’s an immense maze of exhibitors, and this is just the Expo. the races are widespread.

Later we enjoyed a walk near the hotel, which led us to a cool playground.

 

  

 And then, of course, something for Mommy:

knitting in the blind- hoping this BSJ is taking the right shape!

  

Monterey and BSJ

We drove down to Monterey for several days of the Sea Otter Classic, a huge cycling event.  On the way we stopped in Santa Cruz for lunch and to hit the Patagonia outlet.

Erik’s deli is my new favorite sandwich place!!

   

     

At Patagonia I was super thrilled to find the perfect backpack. I’ve been looking for a couple of years (no kidding!!) for just the right one, and now I have it. Yay!!!

In Monterey, we hit the Dennis the Menace park, but it was so hot we sought out some ice cream before long.

  

Our hotel room has a nice view, so we were treated to a lovely sunset over Monterey Bay.

  

Aaaaand, I started a BSJ (baby surprise jacket)I’m not that far into it, so it’s still a mystery how this wacky shape will become a sweater, even though it’s my second one!