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 […]

The little town about an hour outside of Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA where my daughters have their dance competition this weekend has a lovely little cafe that we frequent any time we are there.  It is a fun, fresh, locally owned alternative to all of the fast food chains that are its competition for our lunch money.  Like most restaurants, […]