The previous night's victory was definitely felt this morning. We managed to get showered and packed in time to have breakfast at the hotel. They even had the option to make your own waffles in a fool proof process. Nearly fool proof.
Highway 1 gets interesting around Morro Bay so it was well worth the extra time to take it towards Monterey. The scenery seemed to change every 20 minutes as we drove up the coast. The hills no longer had the sun drenched look they had in San Diego and there were a lot more trees. We didn't encounter too many cars heading north which made it easier to stop on the side of the highway every once in a while to enjoy the view.
|Dreams of being the king of this castle|
|Wombie has a hard life|
After a quick stop for an over priced cheeseburger we continued on towards Monterey down the winding coastal road. Our adventures on the hill had set us back about 2 hours, but we still managed to pull into the hotel early in the evening. The hotel was a bit out of the way of everything, but we weren't there long enough to care. It was a 15 minute walk to a small mexican restaurant that served decent food and had mexican beer. Both of us devoured more of the hot corn chips than our actual meals. The rest of the night was fairly uneventful since we were both exhausted. We did have a good laugh over the absurd commercials that play on American TV.