Something about a “Brick In A Wall”

I don’t think of there being any brick in our area. Northern California in particular just doesn’t have a lot of brick left……but hey wait!

I stopped at my favorite “Field Office” and under the stucco are adobe bricks.
Not far from there is Monterey’s First Brick house built in 1874.
I learned that from the information inside. I had never been there before when it is open.
Next up is my favorite little house out on my daily ride. Brick sidewalk and the house is brick.
Not brick but one of my favorite gates on my ride.
I’m coming back around on the ocean side and this beach was full of kids on their lunch break during a school field trip. They were having such fun.
Right across the street is the PG Golf Course. This diver was collecting golf balls….he said he was “saving the world one golf ball at a time”. There has actually been a lot of talk in the news and around of late about all the golf balls getting into the ocean and causing harm to the wildlife. Even Pebble Beach is starting a program of retrieval.  Here’s a link to a local story.

Where did all these golf balls come from?

Next up Cannery Row….
Now I’m downtown Monterey at the Cooper Molera Adobe. Early bricks.
The Larkin House. I think there are 20 adobes in Monterey. I’m always thankful they have been preserved.
Brand new brick in front of the newly remodeled convention center.
On the way home I also passed the harbor seal rookery. New pup right here.
Also-it’s pink season again. Just two days ago this wasn’t even in bloom.
I stopped by to see the new “beer garden” not quite up to German standards but we are trying. Peet’s is on the other side and they share the space….interesting.
Jack decided to get in on the challenge….this is at the first theater.
He too is following the path of history. Follow these yellow dots to find all the adobes.
Jack photo….This is the main square in Monterey looking towards the Customs House. There was a large fountain right in the middle until about two years ago. There was some issue with sinking so they took it out…..maybe because it was right over the tunnel that takes all the traffic around this area.
Now I guess he’s just searching for a new office.
So, Jack is sitting out back cooling off and realizes …….look brick right in our own back yard. Seems we have an abundance of brick. 
That’s all folks……

 

Janet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love to ride our bikes and share and read stories from other such afflicted souls.

8 response to "Something about a “Brick In A Wall”"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: May 3, 2019

    Wow, you hit the jackpot. And there’s even something for Greg’s odd outhouse fetish too. Good job!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 4, 2019

    You certainly live in a beautiful place with lots of interesting places to go.
    Enjoyed this latest tour! Nice backyard with bricks and flowers!

    The golf ball issue is something else! 30,000 collected over two years — I had no idea THAT many could accumulate.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: May 6, 2019

    Nice photos Janet. Do you know the name of those pink flowers? We are here in Oceanside for a few days and I am overwhelmed by them. They are beautiful and cover some hillsides here.

    • By: NancyG Posted: May 9, 2019

      I think I may have found what this plant it. Ice Plant looks about right when I look on line.

      • By: Seasidejanet Posted: May 9, 2019

        Sorry I missed the question yes it’s a form/type of ice plant….common name “magic carpet” or drosanthemum floribundum.

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