November 25, 2013
I feel like I should appreciate Asilomar more than I do. It's just 2 miles across town on the ocean side of the Monterey Peninsula, and the weather is often more so than the bay side with more wind and fog. I hardly ever get over there, unless I'm visiting a friend or taking the scenic route home from the grocery store. To roam around, I have to be in the mood to deal with the super fine, squeaky Asilomar sand that gets lodged between my toes (I still haven't found great shoes for walking in sand). However, it really is a gem of a place. I love the architecture, which was designed by Julia Morgan who also did Hearst Castle. The Conference Grounds are currently going through a multimillion-dollar accessibility renovation. It's looking very spiffy.