Monterey Sea Treasures

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Yesterday was a perfect day for my daughter, a couple grandkids and I, to experience a daytrip to Monterey, California.  The beauty of living in the Greater Sacramento region exists in having so many amazing places not far from home.  Monterey is high on the list of those destinations!

The city has the delightful Monterey Bay Aquarium, in addition to Fisherman’s Wharf. My old jaded eyes are never disappointed with the wonder of all things great and small, dwelling in the watery ocean environment!  There are Sea Otters, Jelly Fish, Sharks, Sea Horses, Anemones, Star Fish and Bat Rays. 

If you can allow more than a day, the Monterey Peninsula offers many wondrous sights and adventures, in addition to the Monterey Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf.  They include Carmel Mission, The Beautiful 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Pacific House, just to name a few.
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I love Monterey.  Monterey is where my wife went to spend our honeymoon.  I still remember one of the restaurants we eat at.  It was called the Sardine Factory, I wonder if it is still there.

Mar 23, 2016 06:23 AM #1
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Myrl, anywhere near the ocean is a place I enjoy being. The fewer people there ... the better.  Great photos!!! 

Mar 23, 2016 06:30 AM #2
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Great shots, and I'm still looking forward to visiting Monterey.  I need to get myself up to N. Cal far more often than I have!

Mar 23, 2016 06:31 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

George Souto - You say your wife went to Monterey to spend your honeymoon. Where did you go?  The Sardine Factory is still there!

Kathleen Daniels - I'm the same way!  If I have extra energy to spend, I will go to the mountains; but if I need to restore, I'll always head for the ocean!

Mar 23, 2016 06:32 AM #4
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Myrl, I made sure we made a day trip to see Monterey when we were at the SF NAR Convention back in 2013.  Your past AR posts on the aquarium and surrounding area were as beautiful and interesting as advertised!!!    ^_~

Mar 23, 2016 06:53 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Myrl-What a beautiful slideshow of pictures you shared. I was wondering the same thing about where George went for the honeymoon.

Mar 23, 2016 09:05 AM #6
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 What a delightful day we love the Monterey area, one of our favorite hotels in there and there is so much that Monterey has to offer! Thanks for sharing the slide show!

Mar 23, 2016 09:39 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

How lovely and even lovelier that you captured some great shots and now are sharing with us.

Mar 23, 2016 11:03 AM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Sea treasure is in the eyes of the beholder . . . .  and it looks like had a great treasure hunting.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 23, 2016 11:05 AM #9
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Myrl ...

I love Monterey and while I was working in San Jose for 11 months in 2015 I would drive there once per month. Great photos as usual and have a great week.

Mar 23, 2016 11:54 AM #10
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Myrl: wish I had been around but was up north. We could have met up near my office in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Next time? As you say, it's such a beautiful area.

Mar 23, 2016 10:36 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your special day and your wonderful photographs.

Mar 23, 2016 10:40 PM #12
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That sounds like a great time to me.  I love being by the water.  And aquariums are a lot of fun.

Mar 24, 2016 07:34 AM #13
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Myrl, love the slide show and the highlights of your excursion to Monterey Peninsula. Great Pics, thanks for sharing!

Mar 24, 2016 09:01 AM #14
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I LOVE the slideshow....never saw one like that on AR before. Nice job!

Mar 24, 2016 09:56 AM #15
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Myrl Jeffcoat Awesome photos that reaffirm my desire to revisit Monterey again.  Dave has mentioned it several times this winter so a trip to west coast may move up on the travel bucket list.  Will contact you, of course

Mar 25, 2016 11:04 PM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Myrl Jeffcoat - Well, I learned a lot from you this morning! For example, back in the early 1980's I visited Fisherman's Wharf but didn't even realize I was in Monterey! All I remember is that it was a very special place! 

I'm not surprised that you take day trips with family members. This is something I wish was possible for me. I learned that it's true. A family that stays together explores, learns, and celebrates new discoveries. 

I enjoyed the slide show. Seeing sea creatures elevates the celebration of life not ordinarily seen from living on the land without opportunities to learn about ancient creatures under the sea. Most important of all, these life lessons of family togetherness, even if it is just a day trip will live on in the memories of each individual for years to come. Sometimes, it's not just about the places we go, but more about building family ties, that keeps the reels of memories so special. 

Mar 25, 2016 11:35 PM #17
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