Thought for the Day

 “Logic is a feeble reed, friend. “Logic” proved that airplanes can’t fly and that H-bombs won’t work and that stones don’t fall out of the sky. Logic is a way of saying that anything that didn’t happen yesterday won’t happen tomorrow.” 

― Robert A. Heinlein, Glory Road

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I love the vast art of professional video Storytelling! In the last quarterI was assistant editor for nineteen 23 and Me national Commercials and lead editor for the Instagram versions of those spots. One of my assignments was to take a 30 minute recorded Skype phone and tell the story of two sisters who didn't know each other existed until they tested with 23 and Me. And, I had to tell the story in less than 25 seconds! Did I do it? I am n...
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...