Vintage finds in Monterey

Sheet Music

Sheet Music

Don't give sweets to Basset Hounds

Don't give sweets to Basset Hounds

Sardine Can Label

Sardine Can Label

Hawaiian shirt

Hawaiian shirt

Just got back from our vacation in California (unofficially dubbed the "No taco left behind Tour").
We started out in San Francisco, met my favorite Auntie and Uncle out in Yosemite and then went back to Monterey and made our way down Highway 1  stopping in Big Sur, Santa Barabra and finally Los Angeles.
Monterey is a city I didn't have any pre-existing ideas about. So we just went with the flow, hung out and did some touristy stuff. We visited Cannery Row, which is a quainter, quieter version of Fisherman's Warf in San Francisco. They've put up a lot of neat educational posts and diorama's  at the pier, explaining about how Monterey was once the Sardine-canning capital of America.
A bit off The Row at 471 Wave Street stands the unassuming building of The Cannery Row Antiques Mall. My kind of mall! We spent a few hours in there, poring over all of the vintage Americana and old ads and such. I found a beautifully colored Hawaiian shirt and some great cards and posters. If you're hungry when you get out, visit the Trailside Cafe and Coffee House, good food and a nice shaded patio to sit on.