Tuesday, June 18, 2013

bailey in monterey

the delicate floor bailey is standing on is made entirely of whale vertebrae. the bone was cut into diamond patterns which give the sidewalk an irreplaceable and unique look.

it is now illegal to kill whales in the united states but in the mid 1800's, monterey had a busy whaling industry.

close-up of the above plaque.

bailey: "look at all the beautiful flowers."

bailey: "hey where'd all the pretty flowers go? mommy stuck me in this scary tree for a picture! help!"

bailey: "oh, i like it here much better. look at me. i am queen of the flower mountain!"

historic old monterey sign under a camino real bell. el camino real is the "road that linked the missions, pueblos, and presidios in early california". there are hundreds of bells up and down highway 101, which "follows the general route of the original trail."

here is one of the bells we passed on hwy 101.

until we meet again my friends-


  1. that tree is so cool it reminds Mom of the apple throwing trees from The Wizard of Oz :)

  2. Judy & Bailey....
    That is quite the unique-looking floor, I can't but agree!! However. I was thinking as this post was being read that isn't something made from whale vertebrae WRONG?? ;)
    Bailey looks like a flower, as well!! And, she is wearing matching pink!! ;-D
    Thanks for the tour!! ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

  3. Bailey I love posing in trees and I'd have fun climbing in that one...The whalebone sidewalk is great...Never knew that was done...you visit the most interesting spots

  4. Bailey is a true adventurer. What fun for her!. I'm loving seeing all the neato locations in which she finds herself. Location shoots are so creative.y'all do good work. Keep it up.

  5. Oh I like your flower mountain!!!

  6. You look beautiful on your flower mountain, and your outfit matches well.

  7. Bailey you can become the official California tour guide, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  8. I loves loves loves Monterey. 'Nuf said.
    Love your adventures Bailey.
    Love Noodles

  9. OooO! I like the bell! And the whale bone walk!

  10. I love the flower picture, it should be a card or magazine cover!