Thought for the Day

 "You got a new captain on this here mass mess now, Mr. Fish."

"I'm on the outside no more. I'm inside now!"

(Lord Buckley)

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The longest closure in the history of Highway 1 has ended.  After almost 18 months Caltrans announced at 9:45 AM this morning that the road across Mud Creek is open for all traffic...all the way from Carmel.  There are no longer any long closures on Highway 1.  A 132,000 acre fire which destroyed vegetation, followed by massive record breaking rains last year, took out the Pfeiffer Canyon bridge further north, followed by slide at Paul's Slide a...
At least among the top 2 or 3 most popular activities for visitors to the Monterey Peninsula is whale watching.

Over 20,000 whales a year pass through Monterey Bay and with the resurgence of the population of whales, the events happen all year round.  It's become so popular in Monterey that this location is considered by many to be the #1 whale watching spot in the world.  Trips out in the bay last an average of 4 hours, and all of the tours are ...
With the weather so diverse on the Monterey Peninsula you can start off your trip on a completely sunny day and wind up in a cold, windy, foggy area.  It's always good to bring a jacket on your sight-seeing trip no matter the weather.  One of the great ways to keep track of the weather day is with the numerous live webcams in various local areas. We have some of them listed here

Pebble Beach Golf Course - This will give you the weather in Pebble ...
We can think of no place better to spend the holiday season than the Monterey Peninsula....a  Being on the Monterey Peninsula you don't have to battle the city traffic and at Saddle Mountain Ranch you are just 20 minutes or less away from most of the events...and there are a ton of Christmas related things to do....here's our list....



CHRISTMAS AT THE INNS 

November 29-30, 2016
Pacific Grove

It's Pacific Grove at its most picturesque, as ten of the ...
Image result for taxiThere are plenty of ways to get around the Monterey Peninsula without driving your own car or RV.  There are several taxi companies, reasonably priced and of course, other car services. If you download the Uber App you might save a little more there as well.  They have an opening promo if you have never used it before...link is below.

Here are cab companies that serve the Peninsula

Central Coast CCD LLC
Taxi Service
5.7 mi · (831) 277-4818

Coastal Ye...

Here are our two favorite spots...

Refuge

27300 Rancho San Carlos Road   831-646-5446

Just down Carmel Valley Road a couple of miles.   The perfect getaway to relax and recharge your batteries!


Vista Blue in the Monterey Plaza Hotel

400 Cannery Row  831-646-1700

Right on the ocean.  Enjoy the rooftop hot tub looking out over the ocean.  Fireplace, luncheon and getting pampered.   What could be better?

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While you relax and enjoy the quiet of Saddle Mountain Ranch, you may also want to check out all the shopping that is available just minutes away!   Here is a list of the closest shopping areas:

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The Barnyard

Carmel Rancho Blvd & Carmel Rancho Lane

Restaurants, shops, florist, salons and more...


The Crossroads Highway 1 and Rio Road

Safeway, Ace Hardware, CVS, UPS Store and much more...


Carmel Plaza  Downtown Carmel

Tiffany’s, Carmel Coffee, Kate S...

If its one thing that the Monterey Peninsula doesn't lack, it's restaurants!  You can find a special place for whatever cravings you may have.  

We list restaurants several ways....
1. By favorites, voted on by locals, hosted by the Carmel Pine Cone
2. By type of food
3. By specialty such as ocean view or dog friendly

If there is a restaurant you discovered that you really love, add it to the comment section below!

ARE THERE ANY GOOD PLACES TO EAT?


We ...

Top Reasons Why The Monterey Peninsula is A Great Place for Dogs (and other pets)!

1. Lots of places to walk and explore 

2. Beautiful SPCA just 10 miles away
Whether you need some special non-emergency medical attention for your pet, looking to adopt a new pet, or just in the mood to check it out, this SPCA is a wonderful place to visit.   (831) 373-2631

1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway  (Hwy 68)
Open every day of the year
Daily: 8:00am – 5:00pm to surr...

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911


Hospitals and Emergency Rooms:


*Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP)
23625 Holman Highway  (West 68)
Monterey, CA 93942Emergency Room: (831) 625-4900
http://www.chomp.org/

Directions: (15 minutes)
Take a left on Carmel Valley Road
Take a right on Hwy 1
Go past Carmel to highway 68 west exit
Follow the road around to the hospital on the right
Hospital will be on your right in approximatel...