Friday, July 10, 2015
2015 Carmel Day 1
Leaving Erin and Dylan to housesit, Sharon and I took off for a weekend getaway to Carmel. It always seems like it takes a lot longer to get there than I think it should. Leaving the house about 9:15 am, it was about 12:50 pm by the time we rolled up to the hotel.
We are spending two nights at the Green Lantern Inn. I stayed there once in January of 1995 when Greg and Dean got married. The room was not ready yet so we walked in town.
We had a late lunch at La Bicyclette. We had lunch here when we visited Morgan two years ago. Sharon had a lentil salad, while I had Belgium stew.
We walked around town after lunch. Part of the plan for the weekend was to shop for a corgi painting. Unfortunately, it looks like the studio is going to be closed on Friday and Saturday.
After checking in and taking a nap in the room, we did some wine tasting. We stopped at Caraccioli Cellars and Puma Road on Dolores Street. The latter was not very good.
We had a late dinner at Grasing's. Again, we had eaten there two years ago when we visited Morgan. After an artichoke appetizer, Sharon had abalone, while I had a new york steak. Both we both disappointed with the meal; the abalone was very expensive and not very good. We enjoyed their last bottle of Mary Edwards 2009 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir. While we will come back to the bar, we probably will not eat here again.