Friday, October 31, 2014

The National Steinbeck Center

 Wednesday Judy and I took a short trip over to Salinas to visit the National Steinbeck Center. Actually, the area around Monterey is known as “Steinbeck Country”.  I had a nice time viewing the displays at the center and learning more about one of America’s greatest authors. While I have not read all 23 of Steinbeck’s novels, I have read many.

steinbeck portrat    steinbeck home 1

Steinbeck novels       C3MHTE

Steinbeck Center displaySteinbeckCenter_KidsInteractive    steinbeck cannery row      

steinbeck travels with charlie2   John Steinbeck was a RV pioneer!

Judy and I left early enough to visit “Cannery Row” and Fishermen’s Wharf where Judy bought some fresh shrimp for dinner. She used a recipe she found on FB and it was one of the best shrimp dishes we have ever had.

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Next Blog: this weekend


  1. I'm sure you've read it already, but if you haven't I highly recommend "Travels With Charley." It's Steinbeck's story of his cross country trip in that pickup camper you photographed. Like you said, he was an RV pioneer.

  2. So glad you guys are getting to tour around my town :) I finished my high school senior year at Salinas High, so did Steinbeck. Of course we graduated at different times :) Nice picture of the Lone Cypress up there!