Day 157 (Thursday 24/09/09, NJJ)
John stayed at the motel whilst the rest of us went shopping to Del Monte centre before going to Carmel for a wander around the pretty buildings and beach. We all had massive salads for lunch by the pool and then relaxed. Around 5pm we left for the 26 mile drive down to Big Sur. The scenery and coastline were beautiful but the sea mist hung heavy over much of the drive but we did have a break to see the lovely sunset. We drove back to Monterey for dinner at the Black Bear Diner where John and the Mums enjoyed listening to songs on the jukebox.