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Oct 14, 2011

Deer Roaming Territory

You may have been surprised during your visit to Pacific Grove by the sight of Black Tail deer.  They are part of the Mule Deer family.  Why deer in a city like Pacific Grove?  Pacific Grove has more open space park land than any other city per capita in California.  Also, most of that park land is kept as natural pine forest, natural coastline and the wide links of the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course.  On the Course and at the town’s cemetery, you will find deer grazing every day of the year.  The deer have developed an integrated path system along the water, down certain...

Oct 04, 2011

Bird Watching

During wine and hors d’oeuvres, one of our couples visiting from Europe expressed an interest in bird watching on the Monterey Peninsula.  They had bird book in hand and were reviewing it carefully.  I suggested that they walk over to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.  The Monterey Bay Audubon Society has put together an amazing collection of birds on display, including 291 bird species and 409 life mounted birds to assist in the identification process.  Monterey County is one of the most important sites for bird life in North America.  Four hundred and eighty two...

Sep 15, 2011

The City of Pacific Grove Celebrates its Origins!

Pacific Grove was founded by the Methodist Church as a summer retreat and found its identity when it became a member of the Chautauqua (adult education movement.)  Chautauqua was organized in 1874 in New York State.  The educational summer camp format proved to be a popular choice for families.  Chautauqua facilities were built throughout the country.  William Jennings Bryan was one of the more famous speakers.  Music, theater, animal acts and trapeze acrobats participated in the Chautauqua Circuit.  The coming of TV, radio, traveling theatre and circuses and World War II...

Sep 12, 2011

The Monterey Peninsula

The Monterey Peninsula is a truly amazing place to  visit and live.  Operating the Martine Inn for 28 years has been a challenging wonderful experience.  We are located on the water front of the deepest bay in the United States.  Its depth exceeds the depth of the Grand Canyon.  It has wonderful sandy beaches like the Monterey Beach that you can literally walk for miles on, and it has small intimate beaches tucked between cliffs, like Lovers Point Beach.  It has  rocky coastline  areas like the area immediately in front of the Martine Inn that is developed as a city, and it has...

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