My dearest girlfriend and college roommate lent me four guest passes so the kids and I could enjoy the day in Monterey. And with almost 80 degree weather and no crowds, we sure did.
It's been at least a dozen years since I've been to the aquarium. In fact, if I remember correctly, the last time I was there was when Matt and I visited old family friends in Monterey way back in November, 1997. My how it's changed.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a virtual paradise for young kids. We spent four hours there, yet had we been able to watch any feedings or caught any shows, we could have easily stayed another few hours. We walked through all of the exhibits, touched everything we could have touched, and visited every bathroom on every level.
Photos taken today ... approx 150
Number of meltdowns ... less than a handful
Total money spent at the aquarium ... $2.40*
A great day was had by ...
L: The girls touching a bat ray
M - R: Touching the star fish
Sheridan wasn't tall enough to look through the telescopes the "right" way,
so she decided on her own way ... which as you can see, is backwards.
Grady enjoyed hanging in his seat ... and I enjoyed when he finally fell asleep
Some of my favorites
A fun attempt to take our own photos