Looking for somewhere to take the kids? The Travel Savvy Mom blog posted about five family favorite activities in Monterey. Hugo Martin of the LA Times loved mountain biking at Fort Ord. Although he makes much of the idea that there might be ordinance left on site, he has to admit that he didn't see any in two days of exploring, and didn't meet anyone who'd seen any, either. (The fact that all of the leftover military hardware is behind barbed and concertina wire doesn't appear until paragraph 16.) The Monterey Herald has a nice profile of the folks behind the Pacific Garden Inn. JJ on TravelBlog raves about Katie's Place in Carmel and the Big Sur coast, while Elizabeth from Calgary says Big Sur is "more spectacularly beautiful than I could have imagined" and loved the custom pesto sauce she got at an unnamed cafe in Carmel.