Carmel – Monterey Trip

Our annual trip to Carmel and Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was a bit windy when we arrived at the beach and Alison didn’t want us to let go of her. She felt most comfortable on daddy’s shoulder.

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We met up with Alison’s friend. It was their first playdate away from home.

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We stayed overnight at a lovely home in Monterey – Alison and her friend had a lot of fun feeding the squirrels and birds in the backyard! Here is Alison lounging in front of the outdoor fireplace.

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Then we were off to explore Monterey Bay Aquarium. Alison had a great time there – she even saw a rainbow!

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One Year Anniversary

A year sure goes by fast. For our first anniversary, Kathy and I went to Monterey. Kathy had never been to the aquarium there, and I barely remembered my trip as a child many years ago. Our timing was perfect — Cannery row was relatively uncrowded and we got upgraded to an awesome hotel suite with an ocean view.

The aquarium was even bigger than I remembered it, and they had some really creative exhibits. Some of the tanks were several floors tall!

Overall, it was a very romantic and relaxing weekend. Happy anniversary, Kathy!