Blessed are the Restless

Blessed are the Restless for they will always find adventures.

Rediscovering Monterey. Our senses were having so much fun like it was our first, from visual, to taste, to touch, to experience of different moments and sensations. It’s incredible when we are open to travel adventures that are close to home and those we already visited. I’m so grateful that I listened to my restless heart and that my Wife and Son supported me on my curiosity and longings. It was more than just a 2 day vacation for me. It was escape, discovery, sanity and survival. It was kindness to self.
2015 Roadtrip, Sandbar and Grill was full and we missed tasting the reason why there was a long line and wait.
The fuss is all true. We asked our Son to choose where to eat lunch at Old Monterey Wharf. He chose exactly what we had in mind 7 years ago.
The best Clam Chowder, even better than the famous Sam’s Chowder at Halfmoon Bay. The Calamari, fresh, meaty, soft. The Mussels, buttery with just the right amount of sea salt, tomatoes and lemon. These were just the Appetizers and our mouths were already having a feast of flavors and textures. Definitely, delicious food is a top reason to go back to Monterey.
Alcohol makes the dream closer. Wife after her Vodka said, “Let’s move to Monterey. You did want to live close to Carmel.” I replied, “Yes, but perhaps in the future.” By future I meant, like in a very long time. Perhaps, close to retirement.

Blessed are the Restless for they always appreciate peace and calmness when it happens.

Del Monte Beach, pristine and safe. Kids can get close to the water and Parents can really relax.

Blessed are the Restless because they will treasure love and forgiveness like Life itself.

Blessed are the Restless for their boredom will be swift and their lives interesting till they are old and grey.

He is almost as tall as me now. He used to climb the Pier’s wooden fence to see the water below. Our love for the Ocean has not change. Many of our happiest Family Memories were at the beach. Our Restless Heart often bring us to the Ocean. It feels like home every time. Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey 4/13/22.

Blessed are the Restless because they will always venture on their curiosity promising many days of discovery and creativity.

Always best to travel weekdays. Less crowd, Cheaper Hotels.

Blessed are the Restless because their Hearts will always dream no matter how many dreams have failed or how many times their Hearts got broken.

Monterey has most of the fun activities and dine places plus the beaches, Pacific Grove, mostly just the beaches. Farthest exploration for me is Seal Cove, then it’s Carmel and Big Sur time. So much can be done in 2 days.
Seal Cove Pacific Grove.
Baby Seal staring back at me.

Blessed are the Restless because they value the smallest, simplest, even the most ordinary of Joy and Happiness.

Retired Boat at a parking lot at Moss Landing.
We stayed at Moss Landing Inn. It was next to a cemetery, the old town and the beach. Basically, we were walking distance to adventure. Everything clean and new. The bed was comfy, the pillows and comforters soft. Best 2 nights of sleep for me which was bad news to Wife and Son. They both did not sleep well because of my loud snoring. So I let them sleep extra while I did my morning walks.
Coffee by the Beach, the best! Inn has this amazing coffee machine that makes triple expressos, cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolate. It’s a Coffee Lovers dream machine. I can skip breakfast but I can’t skip my caffeine.
The slow, gentle waves caressed my anxious and stressed body, mind and heart. For an hour, calmness and peace. I didn’t have to drift away, I was one with everything around me. I was fully awake and aware. Everything was clear and vivid. I was content and blessed.
Solitude wave after wave.

Blessed are the Restless because they are always grateful for what they have and what they don’t have.

A Lady Bug landed on my Hoodie. It kept me company for a while at the beach. When it got bored, it flew away. And I thought I was being an interesting companion.
I wasn’t the only Restless that morning. Surfers were already there early enjoying what makes them calm and happy. There was a guy just sitting on the sand with eyes close quiet and still.

Blessed are the Restless because they will always see Hope even in their most unfortunate circumstances. And where Hope dies, important Life Lessons are born.

House Boat at Moose Landing Harbor. A Rooster stands on the deck. Live where we are happy and where we are close to everything we enjoy. A House can be anything and anywhere we want. We don’t have to follow other people’s dreams. What makes them happy may be something that will only bring us problems and misery.
Routine or Adventure? Stay or Explore? Discover or Stagnation ? Numb or Alive. Our choices will make a big difference in its outcomes.

Blessed are the Restless for they will always find a Friend, even a Community of Restless Souls wherever they go and wherever their stories will reached. This guarantees that all Restless will never be alone for as long as they keep their Hearts open to welcome other Restless Souls.

Moss Landing kept its past. An Old Post Office still stands.
An old West Store.

“Restless of the same Feather will always comfort and support each other, whether Strangers or Family.”

Trust, Honesty, Safety, Kindness, Well Being, Quality of Life and Education, Job Security, Lifestyle, Outdoors and Nature. Everyone has their criteria of Best Place to Live. Choose a criteria that is all about you and your Family.

I’m a Restless and I am proud of who I am. I will not change just because it’s more anxiety provoking, stressful, challenging, not popular nor unacceptable among the many Circles of Society. If I can’t accept who I am, then I will just be like the Hypocrites I dislike. Easy is not part of being Restless.

Restless, Beautiful and Authentic. No need to hide anymore. Let the rust and dirt show together with what sparkles and dazzles.
Traveling is the Night in Shining Armor, it saves those that needs to be saved by taking them exactly where their hearts need to be.

It’s Easter. We are suppose to be cleansed and be renewed in our Faith. So, why we can not stop wearing the Mask and the Fake Skin we despise so much? We can shed them. We can get rid of them. We don’t have to feel uncomfortable, shamed or hurt anymore. We can wear who we are. We can shine being who we are. We can be happy embracing who we are. Restless and Authentic, why not? The World needs more of us more than ever.

About Island Traveler

Just a Man too curious where his dreams will take him.
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20 Responses to Blessed are the Restless

  1. ourcrossings says:

    Such wonderful photos! Looks like the charming Pacific Grove makes for a wonderful getaway, for a day, a weekend, or more. It has such a spectacular setting along the Pacific Ocean and I bet there are plenty of fun things to do. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  2. Sounds like a dream vacation! Love the pictures, and you sure know how to pair words with images. Spending time with family is so important.

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  3. Your pictures look beautiful with the blue skies and sparkly water. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and that the food was delicious and accomodations comfortable. What more could you want from life than just spending time in nature with the people you love.

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    • Thanks. Yes I did. It was just the right amount of new moments and memories I needed to fill my happy, calm and inspiration jar. Nature and Travel experiences indeed is a quick recharge and restart remedy. It’s not a luxury but a need to help us cope body, mind, heart. I observe people around me stressed, angry, bitter, alone, frustrated of how they are treated or how their work is going, but only a few will find ways to correct it and go back to their more relaxed, happier selves. People need to learn how to live and care for themselves because it’s the only way to stop the cycle of misery and brokenness. My point to my Wife when I needed to escape, “What’s the point of working so hard, if I can’t find time to do what makes me happy. Life is short and I have no control of what happens tomorrow or next year.”

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  4. Ab says:

    The scenery, food and accommodations all look wonderful. Your son sure is getting taller. And it’ll be a wonderful day when he outgrows you for sure!

    Life is short and we are all on borrowed time. You have the right attitude and approach – live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment while we can. We can rest when we’re dead. 😆

    Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend with your family!

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  5. restlessjo says:

    So glad you shared this precious time. Monterrey looks idyllic and a perfect escape. Happy Easter 🤗🐰🐣💗

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  6. Excellent 👍😊” Blessed is the Restless”. There are multiple thoughts 💭 that appear in my mind & spirit!!
    Lakisha.net

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  7. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wonderful post! Invites to reflection, that nice.
    Thank’s for share and have a blessing week!
    Happy Easter!

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  8. arlene says:

    What a lovely break for the three of you. Ingat lagi. HAPPY EASTER🙂

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