I'm biking really really far this summer

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Day 38 (Monterey rest day)

I started yet another rest day (after taking barely any earlier on in my trip) today with pancakes. After catching up even more on my blog (this entry is actually being written on the day of) I set out to see the world renowned Monterey aquarium which was fantastic, albeit very expensive and crowded. There were tons of obnoxious people taking flash photos that will never turn out blocking all the information boards and generally being obnoxious. It's also great to see enthusiasm about nature in kids but damn can they be loud and annoying when I am trying to quietly contemplate the etherial deep sea world of jellyfish. I somehow need to arrange a private night tour of that place as the exhibits were sensational.
I was starving after navigating through the crowds so I got some Korean food for lunch and then walked the boardwalk to fisherman's wharf where I got even more food. Still unsatisfied I rode my bike to Trader Joe's and did groceries, some of which is frozen right now and that I will have to eat any minute despite the fact that I am totally full.
Tomorrow I am going to try to get up early to get a head start on the steep, narrow, winding and precipitous road between here and Big Sur. From what I remember, this is 'the' road of the west coast and I will need as much strength and daring as I can muster to get to the other side unscathed.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you learn how to say Panguin's hello at the Monterey aquarium?

You may get a can of icyhot for your hand to help it recover not leaving arthritis effect...

Sincerely, Rob

Anonymous said...

Fantastic write ups shiz. Enjoyed reading them. It's raining, humid and ugly in T.O.

Keep up the good work!

-0p

Caroline said...

My darling Charlie
I am reading this on July 14th and so wishing I could discuss the book I am reading with you, it was one of yours.
Your friends still read your blog and leave comments.
all my love
Mum xxxx

Caroline said...

My darling Charlie
I am reading this on July 14th and so wishing I could discuss the book I am reading with you, it was one of yours.
Your friends still read your blog and leave comments.
all my love
Mum xxxx