Famed Pebble Beach and Hog’s Breath Inn Makes for an Unforgettable Mid-week Treat with Part Three of the Luxury RV Monterey Rally Experience
By 9 a.m. Wednesday, local historian Monica Hudson joined the group for a guided tour of Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive. After seeing historical landmarks and scenic environs, and learning fascinating local trivia, the group visited Bird Rock and had a group photo taken in front of the Lone Cypress. Soon everyone spilled out at the Pebble Beach Lodge’s Gallery Café fortifying themselves on delicate seafood sandwiches, hearty cheeseburgers and beautifully plated Asian-style chicken salads. It was then time to burn some of the calories with walks around the vast property, shopping at the enticing stores and visiting Pebble Beach’s famous 18th hole followed by a stop in Carmel for a guided walking tour plus plenty of time to explore. That afternoon found the likes of Fred and Betty Siegrist and Ed and Connie Portz nestle by a fire having a drink at the famous Hog’s Breath Inn. Guy and Cathy Huta and Marathon Chief Financial Officer Steve Irvin and his wife Cindy were spotted down at the ocean’s edge enjoying the sea mist while watching dolphins play. Others could be found shopping, wine tasting and taking in the sunshine.
On the return trip to the Monterey Fairgrounds, the bus stopped across from Colton Hall where Monica shared the history of the building as well as the constitution of California. Soon thereafter, attendees arrived at Fisherman’s Wharf, visiting additional historical landmarks including Custom House, the state’s oldest government building, and the First Brick House, created by Gallant Dickerson in 1847. For many, Wednesday’s free evening provided an opportunity to explore area restaurants, shop and sight-see.