Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monterey Bay Aquarium

A picture of the Jelly Fish we saw when we were at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Lauren was too young to remember the Aquarium when we took her their the first time and Jackson had never been. For our spring break we decided to drive up the coast and show the kids the beautiful coastline and visit Monterey Bay and Carmel. We drove past Hearst Castle and they were interested in going to visit that grandiose stone building on the hill, but that will have to be for another trip. We had to be in Carmel before 5 pm as we had 6pm dinner reservations at Roy's Kahana Bar at the Spanish Bay Inn. As I look back on it, we probably should have stopped. It was not crowded, as I think most families are taking this week (April 7th thru April 11th) off for their spring break.
The Aquarium is always enjoyable. When we first arrived they had a "show" on feeding the fish (Tuna, Dorado and the Hammer Head Sharks). What a frenzy! The "food" was consumed in a matter of seconds. Tons of it! The sharks are soft skinned so they pretty much stay away from the frenzy and lay low, eating whatever may fall their way. Knowing this the Aquarium employees feed the sharks separately after the "frenzy." And then we walked around looking in all the tanks and enjoying the fish. The sea otters were the cutest. Swimming on their backs cleaning their "paws." The penguins were showing off how they can swim and flap their "wings." Too funny! And that was pretty much it. There was a documentary on deep sea diving. Then we walked around the town of Monterey. So much construction going on. It will be nice when they finish. Well, this is the last post of our trip. Thanks for letting me enjoy my vacation a little longer. It always goes by so fast!

2 comments:

Gabe said...

The way you describe your vacation is phenominally excellent, NOW I FEEL LIKE BEGGING YOU GUYS TO LET ME COME ALONG!!! TAKE ME WITH YOU ON YOUR NEXT TRIP! PPPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSSEEEE!!! I MUST GO WITH YOU GUYS!!!! IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS LIKE A SPECTACULAR TIME!!! PLEASE LET ME KNOW! REALLY!!

Gabe said...

I Loove jellyfish!

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