Dennis the Menace Park
Saturday morning before we said our goodbyes we stopped by the Dennis the Menace park which is filled with big slides, jungle gyms and of course swings. It was a fun trip up the coast, and just the right amount of time off before Joy starts her new job.
Friday morning we packed up the car and headed to the Monterey Aquarium. It was an exciting day for everyone where we got to see the Penguins being fed in real life vs. watching it on their webcam. The coolest exhibit was the cuttlefish tank which i don’t think i’ve ever seen in real life. They’re super cute for being such funny looking creatures. He had lunch next door at Johnny Rockets for some burgers and fries. It was a good afternoon looking at all the fish but everyone was wiped out by midafternoon. We all took naps, and just spent time hanging out with each other while Jesse cooked up some tasty steaks.
Just a month later i finally carved out a few minutes to finish recapping our trip out to the Monterey Bay.
Thursday morning we woke up early and continued our drive up to Monterey, making a quick pitstop at Hearst Castle Visitor Center, Elephant Seal Vista Point, and Paso Robles for snack break.
We finally arrived in Monterey around 2pm meeting up with Nina who drove down from SF at our Airbnb house rental. I really wanted a place big enough beds for six adults and two kids. It was so good to finally get in, move all the luggage inside and just be able to sit down, and stretch out. Alice was super excited to see Kaylee, and was constantly chasing her around and trying to see what she brought. For dinner we went to Monterey’s Fish House for dinner for some bbq oysters and cioppino. After dinner we went to the Del Monte Beach to get some sand time in for Kaylee, but too bad the waves were a bit too loud for her to enjoy.
Time just flies when you’re dealing with the little one. I can’t even pull out my laptop to write anymore when she’s around because she instantly wants to crawl over and bang on the keys. So i’m just going to sum up my weekend trip up to Monterey. We’ve been to San Francisco a few times now with Alice and thought we should try something else, and figured Monterey would be a good location to meet up with Nina and Kaylee. I got a pretty good house rental on airbnb.com for two nights that basically fit us, my parents, and nina’s family and granted us access to a full kitchen and bbq.