A Couple Days in Monterey

June 17, 2024 4:31 pm

Mom said she'd take care of our cats for a couple days so we could do a short trip to Monterey.

We stayed at the Best Western in Marina which is almost as close to the beach as you can get. So after checking in we walked down to the ocean. It was cold. I wore pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a windbreaker, and a hat. I also went to Walmart and bought a couple blankets and was wrapped in one. I was still chilly. The girls pranced about and played in the waves. I don't know how they didn't freeze, but once Corinne was shivering we packed it in and went back to the motel.

The next day we drove into Monterey to go to the aquarium. We parked downtown and walked around Old Fisherman's Wharf a bit. But before we got to the wharf we passed a patisserie and bought crepes. We had considered waiting until our way back, but it was good we didn't because they were closed then. They were pretty good, though they took an oddly long amount of time. On the wharf the girls found a cow-bench to sit on.

At the wharf there were sea lions basking, and barking, on the shore. We walked the length of the wharf and then along the shoreline trail a while before hopping on the free trolley to finish the trek to the aquarium.

Corinne and Heather have very different approaches to such places, so I went with Corinne while Jess stayed with Heather. Corinne was upset when the bat rays wouldn't come over to her for petting, but on our 3rd visit to the touch tank she was able to reach them and was very pleased about it.

Then it was back to the motel and the next day we headed home. And the day after that (Father's Day) I took Mom & Dad back to the train station.

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