Thanksgiving Trip up the Coast of California: Day 2

Our second day on the Central California  Coast was super fun.


The first thing we did was see the monarch butterflies.  There were tons of them in the trees. There was one also on the fence super close to me. The butterflies will stay there for the winter.  They were very cool.

Next, we went to Dinosaur Cave park. It had a great view of the Pacific Ocean. I played on the tire swing for a little while with my siblings.

After that, Dad and I  played football on the grassy lawn. Dinosaur Cave Park was super fun!!

Next to the freeway there were tons of cows grazing. We saw one close up but he did not look happy. (He had views of the ocean!?) With the cows at Hearst Ranch, there were zebras grazing.

The 3rd to last stop was “The Elephant Seals”!! There were a couple juvenile males. The rest were females. If you go, you may see them flipping sand on themselves. Why do they flip sand on themselves? It works as  sunscreen.

Now, this is a super cool stop. Moonstone Beach!! With great climbing trees, colorful pebbles, and a cave, we had a blast playing there.

Our next stop was the Madona Inn. It is like a castle inside and the rooms are super cool. We did not stay at the Madona Inn.

Next, we had lunch at the Ragged Point. It was Thanksgiving.  Cheeseburgers instead of turkey!! We took the 1 which is a long freeway with an ocean view.


Lots of car commercials are filmed on the 1 on the Big Sur coast. Our last stop was Starbucks. I got the Christmas Ice Ginger Loaf. Day 2, Thanksgiving,  was another super fun day!!!

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