As some of you know, I was born at Ford Ord because my father was stationed there. My parents rented a cute little house in Pacific Grove. The rent couldn't have been much because they were a very young couple with two babies living on one small military income.
Mike and I went there a few times (first time during our honeymoon). That cute little cottage (just a couple of blocks from the ocean) is now worth mega-bucks. Gawd, that is beautiful country.
On a food related note, we ate at one of the Pacific Grove restaurants that sit on the shoreline. We ordered a steamed artichoke and when the server brought it to the table she offered instructions on how to eat it -- apparently, lots of people have not been schooled in artichoke tooth scraping.
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