Monday, January 22, 2007

Monterey, You Are Lovely, If Not A Little...

Boring.

I said it. I said it, even if I believe that saying, "You're not bored, YOU'RE boring!".

After hitting the tourist traps, and the limited number of boutiques downtown, there really isn't much to do if you're a visitor to town. I even walked to the outskirts of town to spend some time at their mall, during down time at the conference, where I attempted to shop. To no avail.

Don't get me wrong - it's a lovely little town. But without a car, and the time, and therefor the option to head on down to Carmel, quaint quickly turns into boring.

I may be wishing to go back in time, and hint very heavily in the direction of UIE that San Francisco would have been a better option.

I should be aghast, complaining when the town is so beautiful, and I can walk about in just a sweater with the snow that is on the ground back home. And, in a way, I am. But that's not going to stop me!

2 comments:

roro said...

Melissa - I hear you. I too feel like an ass when I say that Monterey is really lovely, but a little boring. For me, however, that's a good thing, because I'm usually supposed to be working and not spending money while I'm there. And so I often get a lot of work (or knitting) done while gazing at the beautiful scenery. And I buy next to nothing - except Jamba Juice! Ooo - Jamba Juice. Not long now, little Jamba Juice . . .

Melissa said...

What surprises me is that I tend to be of the belief that I'm one of those quaint little homebodies that doesn't need constant stimulation to be happy. But the sleepiness! Makes me so sleepy.