Saturday, September 08, 2012

My day

Went to the beautiful city of Monterey with Lisa and the in-laws today. Now, I'm not much of a beach person as you may or may not already realize - matter of fact, I crossed the Atlantic ocean 8 times before I ever laid eyes on the Pacific and I live only 90 miles from that motherfucker. When I want to go have a good time I go to the mountains because beaches bore the fuck out of me - waves roll in, waves roll out. Waves roll in. waves roll out.....
All that said, I had a pretty damned good day. We went onto the old Ft Ord where Al had been stationed several times - I'll post those pictures in a later post - and then we went into Monterey and had lunch, then into Seaside to see the houses they lived in, and then down 17 Mile Drive.









Wirecutter the Beach Bum




Shark Bait


 


Some famous tree in the background
 


Fucking rock was loaded with seals and shit. I knew I should've brought a rifle.

28 comments:

rpm2day said...

Getting away is always good.
Say, your not gonna be a homo when you get back are ya?

wirecutter said...

No no, Bro. We didn't go within 100 miles of San Francisco.
Besides, I popped a woody over a cutie on the beach so I think I'm okay.

Rpm2day said...

Just kidding, be safe.

drjim said...

"The Lone Cypress", I think.
Went up that way with the first wife. I thought it was kind of neat those big pine trees grew right down to the beach.
17 Mile drive was nice, but it makes you wonder what in the FUCK do those people do for a job to be able to live there?

hiswiserangel said...

Hey, glad you had a good day. ;-) You really needed one.

Toejam said...

My daughter and I were in Montrey last year. We were standing right were you are in the photo by the wooden railing watching the sea lions on the beach below.

Suddenly my daughter screamed. There were literally hundreds of rodents running around the ground. Some right across our feet. They looked like a cross between a squirrel and a rat.

We boogied pronto.

DirtyOldMan said...

Ha! Nice.

I lived on Laine street for three-ish years while I went to NPS and DLI.

I'd love to go back but unfortunately Monterey is in the Peoples Demokratik Repulik of Kalifornia.

Politicians and idiots ruin nice things.

Deb said...

Beautiful photos. That one of you up against the fence...you're gearing up for one of Miss K's Beefcake Fridays aren't you?

lotta joy said...

Everyone heads to the ocean. I miss my hills up home in Indiana. There's nothing more soothing that real dirt, real grass, and all those green leaves.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I took basic there a million years ago. The first half of my life was spent live at or near the beach. I surfed for twenty years.

Now I'm at your favorite place, in the mountains.

MSgt B said...

No thong?

What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

Look forward to the pics of Fort Ord. Did not know it was closed. Did basic in 71 there. Memorable for me as a young boy from the mountains of Montana. First exposure to nigga Fridays and one that stuck with me the rest of my life. I remember during basic the first time they let us wander the base. Went to a pizza and beer joint called the rathskellers. Kraut theme. It felt really good. Salinas sucked big time. I bet you steered clear. Thanks for dredging up old memories.AE

John said...

Nothin' wrong with a day at the beach. I'd recommend a 308 for those seals though -- they're sturdy little bastards.

Bushwack said...

Love that place. Not so much the beaches but we spent a couple days up there for a golf tournament. Bayonet and Blackhorse courses. AWESOME.. Cannery Row? Well, I heard I had a good time there..

Child of the Trillion dollar wasteland. said...

Love the bikini.

sig94 said...

Monterey is just a beautiful place. Our daughter was stationed at the Presidio for DLI school and we visited her for a week around the 4th of July in 2009. Good grief it was cold! Went to San Fran - even colder! It took me a week after leaving San Fran to get over a sudden impulse to shop for curtains.

Anonymous said...

Glad you didn't show up in your speedo's with a surf board , someone might post ya " Only in California ".

LeslieAppling said...

Deb,
MissK and I prefer the one from behind, that is one bow-legged dude. Doubt his knees have ever met. And I love the redneck Speedo.

~HWA

MissK said...

Beautiful pics, Wirecutter. Glad you had a "pretty damned good day".

Well Deb, that's an idea... ;-)

wirecutter said...

And only one comment on the targets on the rock.
Jeez.....

MissK said...

So right Wiserangel, you do know me girl ;-)

Well Wirecutter, I did have a visual of you and your rifle when I read your comment, does that count?

hiswiserangel said...

I was going to address that, mentioning that seals are generally clubbed not shot.
And what the hell happened to my avi and screen name?

wirecutter said...

HWA - damned if I know.
They only club seal pups. Adults are too big to attack with sticks. Besides, they're still pissed about what happened to their pups last year.

hiswiserangel said...

I think I was just outted. :-P And how big are adult seals? Too lazy to Google today.

timbo said...

Some great history around that area. I took my kiddies to the aquarium 6 or 7 years ago. I'd like to get around to diving there sometime soon. So much going on under the surface.

Going to the ocean is rejuvenating for the soul. You return home with an inner calmness. I bet even you, Wirecutter, whether you'll admit it or not!

timbo said...

I just went over the pics again - you even had a smile on yer face! I wouldn't be surprised if the pacific got under your skin and you're soon yearning to back.

wirecutter said...

Yeah Timbo, with a 30.06 for all them seals.

MissK said...

I'm not gonna comment on the seals, except on my blog. Got special pic for you there ;-) ...but I will say here, yeah I noticed the smile too :-) Very good to see a big grin on that serious face of yours, Wirecutter.