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February 05, 2004

Most beautiful place in the world

In the background I have the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament on the TV. If you've never visited the Monterey Peninsula then you're missing out. The Aquarium (Rick have you kept renewing?), Pigeon Point, 17 Mile Drive, the Lone Cypress, Carmel, and much, much more.

It's time for a visit.

UPDATE: By the way, the TV broadcast has been featuring Patriots' Quarterback Tom Brady who's playing in the tournament. Decent golfer.

Posted by jghiii at February 5, 2004 04:21 PM
Posted by: sherman on February 5, 2004 05:42 PM

Oh yeah, 17 Mile Drive.

Rich people charge you to drive thru their neighborhood.

Posted by: Steve Garfield on February 5, 2004 07:28 PM

I played golf on Pebble Beach's sister course one time with work. My manager took us all out instead of going to a meeting we were supposed to be in. He got in big trouble, but we had a blast.

That aquarium was so cool. We had dinner there one night when our company rented out hte whole thing. That jellyfish wxhibit was amazing.

Posted by: Jo Ann on February 6, 2004 05:13 AM

Oh yeah, boy, that Monterey Bay Aquarium is spectacular! And I remember that jellyfish exhibit--amazing! But I do have to note one thing about those jellyfish that were all beautifully displayed in those well designed tanks--all dancing to the music and looking so pretty... they ain't so nice or pretty up close! Often when I went swimming in the ocean (Pacific) when I was a kid, I ended up getting stung by jellyfish! Ouch and yuck!

And 17 Mile Drive--okay, it's beautiful and all, but the price they charge... how elitist is that?! Here's a tip: it's just as beautiful on the 18, 19 and 20th mile... and it's free!

Posted by: Jack Hodgson on February 6, 2004 09:09 AM

It's nice to hear that others have fond memories of the Aquarium too.

But as I recall, it costs more to get into the Aquarium than 17-Mile Drive. What's up with that?

And how dare they charge me to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge? I mean that's a national treasure, fer cryin' out loud.

Posted by: sherman on February 6, 2004 12:06 PM

People don't live on the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a toll road wihtout residents so it must turn to tolls for support.

Residential roads are supported by taxes for all. If the folks on 17 Mile Ripoff Drive are gonna charge you to travel thru their neighborhoods, then let them pay for their own sewers and street cleaning.

It's just another example of rich white elitism, which I suspect you aspire to. Jack -- accept the fact that you will never be wealthy. Your income will always be closer to mine than to Rob's. Embrace your poverty and lower-class life and fight the man! EAT THE RICH!


Posted by: RickF on February 6, 2004 01:41 PM

Yep, I'm still a member at the Aquarium. You could be too, you know. Just because you're off in some other state, it doesn't mean you can't still support a good cause.

BTW, I agree with Sherman. This new comments thing is pretty disconcerting. I'm feeling a bit disoriented...

Posted by: sherman on February 6, 2004 02:07 PM


If the disorientation continues, I have some substances that will help. You'll still feel disoriented, but you'll enjoy it more.

Posted by: Jo Ann on February 8, 2004 07:22 AM

Hey, by the way, getting back to this thing about charging to drive through the rich folk's neighborhood... Sherman said it very well (Sherman for President!). To compare the Golden Gate Bridge with 17 Mile Drive is apples and oranges. To charge to drive through a neighborhood is incredibly elitist. That neighborhood is making money that other neighborhoods can't and therefore should not get any tax dollars for upkeep. Period.

And don't even get me started about the wealthiest people in this country and their voting patterns with their precious tax dollars... "don't grip about the pot holes if you voted down the bond measure, people of Atherton, CA"! EAT THE RICH!

Posted by: Jo Ann on February 8, 2004 08:06 AM

Oh, wait... "grip" is a typo. My last comment should say "gripe".

Who would grip a pot hole? That would just be silly and result in a huge dry cleaning bill and possibly ruin a nice Armani suit. No, I meant "gripe".

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