Randall and I went there last week for our summer vacation trip. We did some very fun things like hiking, driving the coast, and going the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Oh course we camped too, but I didn't really get any pictures of that. Since I don't want to bore you all with the 49 pictures I posted on flickr, I am just going to share my very favorite. Even with my careful elimination this is still a very picture heavy post.
Let start with the beautiful coast.
I love the color of the ocean in this picture, I think there may be a paint project coming up with that color soon.
Now on to the hiking.
I am actually really proud of the next picture, as it is me at the top where the waterfall is. Now this hike isn't a very long one, but it is a very steep one. I am so happy that I made it!
Then we kept going up higher in the other direction and we made it to the valley view.
By the way if you couldn't tell by the me being really proud of myself, I am not an outdoor person and I am not in the best shape right now. I am just happy that I could make that hike up the hill even if it is less than a mile up there.
We also spent a day at the aquarium. This is one of my favorite places. I have been going here since I was a little girl and my brother was stationed at the defense language institute in Monterey (he was in the army). So the aquarium is always a must see stop for me when we go to the Monterey area.
My favorite animal is a sea otter, so I always visit them for a long time.
Then this time was extra fun because they have an exhibit called the jelly experience in addition to their regular jelly section of the aquarium. There were some really neat jellies there.
Look at those ones glow!
And of course the regular jellies, this is one of my favorite shots of the trip. Again I just love the colors.
Oh and the sea horse, you can't forget them.
He is so tiny. The next one is so fun an big especially in comparison to the little guy above. .
Believe it or not I even found a quilt at the aquarium. It was on loan and a charity item. All the animals are appliqued on.
Here are my two favorite.
Hope you enjoyed my vacation experience. It was a lot of fun and a great adventure. If you want to see more pictures of each of these areas go visit my flickr page.