We left home VERY early (5:45) for a drive to Ontario airport and a quick flight to San Jose. From there it was about an hour drive to Monterey, and a quick stop at Del Monte Shopping Center. We had lunch at Katy's in Carmel and did a little shopping. Then a nap was in order. We met the gang for drinks at the Cypress Inn.
Next was a wonderful dinner at Cantinetta Luca:
Brad and I shared an amazing "Summer Vegetable Soup", and then I had rosemary chicken with sauteed spinach. Brad enjoyed a plate of pasta carbonara! Wine flowed, followed by a great cup of coffee. Our group was small, but we were able to really enjoy speaking with everyone.