We have vacationed in this area many times over the years and love it. Last time we were here we spend time in Monterey and kayaked at Elkhorn Slough. As we only are staying one full day in the area, we decided to go into Carmel which we haven't done for awhile. Carmel-by- the-Sea is a charming seaside town. It reminds me of Laguna Beach, very artsy. Of course, also famous for it's one mayor, Clint Eastwood.
We stopped for lunch at Grasing's, one of many pet friendly restaurants and shops in Carmel. We sat out on the back patio and had a very enjoyable meal. I had blue crab risotto, which was made with pearl pasta, spinach, asparagus and tomato and a lemon cream sauce, Joe had sand dabs over a delicous salad and we both had a cup of corn chowder. They use local fresh ingredients and everything was wonderful. That and a glass of wine made a very nice time. We then walked through some of the town and then headed back to our motorhome.