"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monterey, beauty on the bay...

Before I share the second stop on my anniversary trip, would you please sit down, relax for a moment and share some tea with me?

We can sit out front by the Daisys and Black Eyed Susans...

(The pictures are a little washed out without more contrast in colors...sorry)

I made a Triple Berry Crisp with a little dab of whipped cream

and some tea in my Royal Albert tea cup

It wasn't easy getting the Black Eyed Susans in the picture, I had to stand on a chair above them!

Now...on with the trip

Anniversary Part 2

I've divided our trip into bit-size chunks to share with you. Today I'm sharing our second two days spent in Monterey.

We stayed at the Gosby House Bed & Breakfast in the main house. It's in the town of Pacific Grove just a few blocks up from the ocean and Cannery Row in Monterey.

Our room was a little small but had lots of charm. Each room is uniquely different...and flowers everywhere, on wallpaper, pillows & bedspread.

In the evening the bed is turned down and a rose and chocolates are left. There is a bear mascot in every room.

This is Lover's Point Beach...

It was a little bit too cold for lovers I guess, we didn't see any on the beach as we passed by to climb the rocks on the other side and look in the tide pools.

Then off to the Wharf for clam chowder...

We walked to the end of the wharf and tried all the samples of clam chowder. Which one was the best? I'm not going to tell. It takes all the fun out of it if you don't try them yourself.

We passed the "bird man" with all his beautiful birds...ready and willing to pose for a picture!

I love all the old boats tied up to the pier bobbing up and down with the tide...

We visited the Cannery Row Antiques Mall again and picked up a couple things. I was sad to not find a teacup this time but I did find a couple of painted plates that I liked.

This one is actually not a plate but a trivet.

 I happened to be there on a day they were having a half off sale! How nice!

That wraps up our stay in week I'll share our last two days in Lake Tahoe.

Hope you have a wonderful day today!

God bless you,


  1. Sounds like you'll having a wonderful vacation, so happy for you. I enjoyed all the pictures. Its so much fun to stay at a B&B. Your tea is darling with all the daisys and your lovely teacup. Dessert looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I enjoyed the visit to the B and B. And that Royal Albert teacup is beautiful. RA will always be my favorite bone china maker!

  3. Yum! Your berry crisp looks delicious and your RA teacup is so pretty with all your flowers. The B&B looks charming and the ocean would be lovely. My hubby would especially like it as he grew up on the water. Thank you for coming to my party and have a delightful day.


  4. The crisp looks wonderful ... it has my mouth watering! I love yellow, so I love your Royal Albert teacup. Daisies are such a happy flower! Looks like your anniversary trip was wonderful. Armchair traveling for us! Happy Tea Day!

  5. What a perfect trip and tea in the garden! Loved the visit here!

  6. I LOVE your Royal Albert tea cup & saucer! The colors are perfect for early summer, especially with those beautiful sunflowers :)

    Your anniversary trip looks like it was a lovely place to visit.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Glad you were here in Monterey to experience all our beauty. It is a amazing place to live and visit. We love it here. next time your on the wharf, walk to the end and go to the viewing deck on top of the last restaurant, you can use telescopes or just enjoy a vew of our entire bay.

    1. Thank you for the time we will be sure to do this:) Thank you also for sharing your beautiful bay with us tourists!

  8. Again thanks for the memories of a favorite place! We always wanted to stay at the Gosby but never made it. Thanks for sharing and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  9. What gorgeous plates you were able to find on your lovely trip!! I'm your newest follower :)

  10. It looks like your trip was fabulous! And your tea here is very lovely. The Royal Albert tea cup is very sweet in yellow! I do love yellow in a cup!
    The plate are beautiful! I love to bring back something special to remember a trip too.


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