Monday, September 24, 2012

Path of History

After a scrumptious lunch at the Greek Fest, we did a walking tour of Old Monterey.

Following the old brick road, we found these little golden round plaques within the walking path - every couple of feet, there was another plaque in a different language.
Wisteria gone wild - within an enclosed garden area that also contained a charming fountain. 
Wisteria covered the entire westside of the private garden.

Pacific House with the wonderful enclosed courtyard was a delight.
A pond with fish and water lilies.
Don't you just love water lilies? My daughter ended up in the pond too!

My granddaughter had to touch the water with her peek a boo knees. She and her brother are rough tumblers. This fountain was in another area of the grand old section of Montery.

I think that this is called a butterfly bush. Rachael and Sean posed for me holding on to their water bottles for dear life.
Another strange looking tree but the est part of the photo are my grandchildren.


Anne said...

Strangely shaped trees indeed Ruth but your grandchildren are adorable!

Cranberry Morning said...

How interesting! These are great photos, Ruth, and the grandkids are so cute. :-) I love the photo with the reflection of your daughter in it.

Jo said...

Such adorable grandchildren. You must miss them terribly whilst you're away from them, Ruth, but I'm sure all these lovely photo's keep you going, as well as Skype.

June said...

Lovely photos of your grand-children. Looks like you all had a super day out with lots of sunshine. There's none here but there is plenty of rain!

Paulette said...

Very strange shaped trees and plants growing in sunny Monterey.

Jeanne said...

Is that a Manzanita tree? I remember them being smoother but always twisted like that. It was nice spending a bit of time in California this morning!

Jane and Chris said...

Looks a beautiful place, that wisteria is something else! Unfortunately they don't flower here...they don't like our winters.
Jane x

Rosie said...

Lovely photos! I like the twisted, strange looking trees and the enclosed courtyard looks so cool and peaceful - a shelter from the heat of the day:)

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