Friday, March 12, 2010
Tax Appointment Reward!
Pablo and I had scheduled our tax appointment with our CPA yesterday and rewarded ourselves (we have resistance to the whole tax information gathering process)with a short drive to Moss Landing. A small little area between Santa Cruz and Monterey. It is located on the shore of Monterey
Bay at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough. The wildlife on any given day is amazing...sea otters, sea lions, gulls, pelicans and egrets to name a few. It is also home to Moss Landing Marine Laboratories research facility sponsored by seven CA universities.
We stopped at an eatery called "The Whole Enchilada" for a wonderful meal. Along with my icy/'salty Margarita, I ordered a shrimp and crab Chile Relleno! Spectacular, the best of my whole life! Pablo ordered a Corona Light with lime and shrimp/crab Enchilada combo....also spectacular! The air was sparkly fresh and sunny (today we have clouds and rain) and we were going to walk around looking at the fishing boats and little shops but we were both so full we waddled over to the water and took this photo, did very little shopping...mostly drove home digesting all the way! Next time we may stick with appetizers! ha
On a note of recommendation: Santa Cruz, as most places, is loaded with coffee houses. Ours have beach atmosphere with high and low tide info as well as cozy coffee places tucked into book shops. We have at least 5 Starbucks that do very well. When we stay home in the morning we have been enjoying Starbucks VIA ready brew (instant) and not at all like my mother's Taster's Choice . We buy the Colombia in 12 separate servings...I'm serious it is really good!