I better post some pictures before they are outdated – these days my kids grow like weeds, so pictures from one day to the next frequently seem almost obsolete! 😉 and I’m certainly behind on weekend roundups, so I’ll just start with this past weekend. Basically, my birthday being valentines and all doesn’t work out well for dinners out or hotel get aways – not only are they always booked, if they aren’t, they sure are pricey! So, I was searching for a weekend escape deal on Thursday evening and found that the only weekend in February that wasn’t a fortune was this weekend! So, Jesse and I jumped on it and booked a quick Saturday overnight in Monterey! 🐳🐠🐟🐬
I’ve been wanting to take our kiddos to the Aquarium there, and it just worked out. We were even upgraded to an ocean view room with a fireplace! We thought it’d be perfect for a rainy weekend, but as it turned out, it was perfect weather as well for most of the stay!
The kids (& Jesse & I) LOVED the aquarium. Here’s a few of our favs:
First up, wave tunnel. Crashy wasn’t so sure at first. Then he REALLY was sure…that he didn’t like it! Progression below:
One of the special exhibits they had this time was the Jellies Experience. It was a favorite of the kiddos as well:
The deep sea exhibit was probably the absolute favorite, at least from Daddy & I. Hammerhead sharks, giant turtles, manta rays, and white tip sharks. The pictures certainly don’t do it justice, although it captures the playful kiddos still:
We headed back to the hotel for done downtime before dinner. Asher was pretty worn out: