Don't feed the animals or pick the flowers
The ecosystem is very fragile, and there are ongoing efforts to remove the iceplant planted by homeowners during the 50s and 60s. The local bunch grasses, lichen & mosses, and delicate flowering plants are often fenced off so now that visitors must walk along boardwalks rather than trudge along sandy trails. Some beaches are fenced, so sea lion colonies can mate without tourists hassling them. But, feel free to visit these areas with your camera. You will find sea otters feeding in the water, and during their migration, whales off shore. The whales, sea otters, and sea lions are no longer endangered along this coast. The foggy weather during June may turn off some tourists, but this provides a major source of water for the vegetation here. In the meadows and forests, deer, foxes, and squirrels are common, but don't feed the animals! The exception are the residential feeders, such as is shown in the photo. This resident feeds the recommended seeds.
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Who was SFB Morse?
In Monterey, you will see the name SFB Morse in a few locations. One of the entrances to 17-Mile Drive is on SFB Morse Drive, the SFB Morse Botanical Reserve is an area on Huckleberry Hill in Pebble Beach, and the SFB Morse Memorial lies along 17 Mile Drive. He was also an artist and a few of his sketches, drawings, and paintings adorn walls of buildings in town. Who was SFB Morse?
Samuel Finley Brown Morse is a distant relative of the more famous Samuel Finley Breeze Morse who invented the telegraph and the Morse code. Monterey's SFB Morse was a former Yale football captain, who came to the area in 1908, in 1915 took over large holdings of land on the Monterey Peninsula, and in 1919 created the Del Monte Properties Company. This company created Pebble Beach and owned the Del Monte Hotel (which is now part of the Naval Postgraduate School). "The Duke of Del Monte" lived from 1885 to 1969 and influenced much of the development of the Monterey Peninsula, including the donation of the land on Highway 68 that is now the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
Be like a local--build an expensive house!
The average house sales price in Pebble Beach last year was $4.5 million, up from just $1.4 million two years earlier. While the housing market has obviously gone up, you will also see various houses bought and then rebuilt as giant mansions. Some properties, such as one recently listed on Pescadero Point, ask for $28 million or probably even more.
The most expensive properties are all along the water or fronting the golf courses. Other properties in Pebble Beach, such as those on top of Huckleberry Hill are much less expensive, many under $1 million.
Pebble Beach Fridge Magnets
again, as everyone knows, I like to collect fridge or refrigerator magnets on all of the places that I visit whether local or international and going to monterey is no exception. you can have a variety of refrigerator magnets and other souvenirs that you can buy them when you have a side tour of the 17 mile drive and the world famous pebble beach golf links.they come in all shapes and sizes and also in different prizes too and you can buy them at the assorted souvenir shops at the Lodge in pebble Beach which as an assortment ot souvenir stores. The variety of fridge magnets can be of the magnetized type or the metal type with a magnet glued at the back or ceramic style of fridge magnet with a magnet at the back. prices of these magnets vary from $ 2.99 to $ 8.99 depending on the type and the size of the fridge magnets.
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Pebble Beach Shot Glasses
not only do i collect assorted fridge magnets of my local and international travels but i also collect shot glasses which I sometimes use to take a shot of tequila heheh (thank you patron!) and here in pebble beach area of the 17 mile drive, home of the world famous Pebble beach golf course, near monterey, is no different hehehe. you can buy these assorted shot glasses here in pebble beach at the Lodge at Pebble Beach Club House that is near the 18th hole of the pbbl beach golf course and they come in all lengths and materials like the usual glass or frosted glass or tempered glass or aluminum or pewter and the prices vary from $ 3.99 to $ 9.99 per piece of my favorite shot glasses.
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