The Monterey Bay Aquarium sits on the site that was once Monterey‘s largest fish packing plant, the Hovden Cannery.  Upon entering the Aquarium, visitors can learn about Monterey’s history, from the canneries that fed soldiers during both world wars to John Steinbeck who wrote about Cannery Row during its prime. “Soldiers ate Monterey sardines during […]

On the first full day of our trip, we took a road trip to Livermore Valley Wine Country.  We arrived around lunch and enjoyed salads at Garré Winery before sampling our way through several other wineries.  Our two favorites are Murrieta’s Well and Tamas Estates.  As luck would have it, Tamas was holding their quarterly release party […]