Monday, December 17, 2012

Blogmas 10, 2012 ❄ Weekend Getaway: Monterey

Hi everyone. I have been a week behind on my blogmas, and I apologize for that. It is harder that I thought it would be to write a blog post every single day. I had a weekend getaway with some of my friends. We stayed at a hotel in Monterey. My boyfriend's roommate had a Christmas party with his office and he invited us along with him to stay at the hotel. We didn't go to the Christmas party though, but it sure sounded like fun with the ravel and white elephant. White elephant is gift exchange you do with people and people want to can "steal" other people gifts. 

I didn't take many pictures because I forgot to bring my camera and the weather was really bad. It was cloudy all day Saturday and raining and cold, too. The very next day when we were leaving, the sun decided to show its face on our backs. Talk about irony. 

We got to see the sea as it was Monterey after all. It was windy and cold and cloudy. Not a good time to laying on the beach. =(

This was my lunch at a seafood restaurant near the hotel. I forgot what the place was called. This is Crab Louie salad. It was bland and tasted meh. 

I redeemed my awful lunch with yummy dessert from Ghirardelli which was also waling distance from our hotel. Everything was in walking distance as it was a small town. This is Very Berry sundae. It has. I think, vanilla ice cream with cheesecake and berry sauce with whipped cream and chocolate balls and wafer as the topping. It was good although not as good as I remembered. I have only tried it at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. I guess the taste was somewhat compromised. 

I found this weird sodas at a gift shop. My friend wanted to buy one just for the sake of trying it but decided not to after looking at the price. Yeah, we're cheap that way. =P

For dinner, we went to this chinese restaurant with lanterns and red things all around as decorations. My own personal statistics and experience, chinese restaurants with "too festive" decorations or what I like to call "trying-too-hard" decore usually don't have great food. And I was right. The taste was just okay. The dishes weren't flavorful as I usually prefer. I guess the taste here was also compromised for western style. I don't know. I got this bad fortune cookie with bad fortune inside. It just ridiculous. I don't believe in this kind of thing, but I do like to crush the fortune cookie to take what's inside. By far, this is the most ridiculous "fortune" I have ever got. 

Thank you for hanging out with me. 
8 more days 'till Christmas! 

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