Monday, September 01, 2008

Monterey Weekend

The heat in the valley'd been three digits for days and we were looking forward to going camping in Monterey that weekend. Frank and I drove to Nathan's Thursday night; the guys packed the car while the women packed the cooler. Friday we left early, headed for a State park campground outside Monterey that was first come first serve. Somehow we missed the commuter traffic through Marin and across the Golden Gate bridge. It was great!

We arrived at 10:30 and had our pick of campsites. The weather was cool and welcome. After we set up camp and lunched we played the tourist along Cannery Row, shops, sea sites and surrey topped bikes for rent. It was fun to be out of the dry glare of 110 degree weather; to smell the ocean breeze and spend time with Nathan and Danielle.

The next morning we packed a lunch and headed to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Frank and I'd been there about 18 years ago with our sons when they were school age. Well in that time the word has gotten out about this place! The line to get in was out the door and around the block. The photos that follow say all the rest...

Kelp bed tank

Moon Jellies


Tropical fish

Kelpy Seahorse

Leopard Shark



We were there for almost five hours plus lunch and snack breaks, there was just sooo much to see and sooo many people. It was amazing. The color, beauty and pecularity of life in the ocean boggles my mind. I wondered how someone could look at all the hundreds of plants, fish, mammals and mollusks and think it all happened without Someone guiding it, Intelligent design.

These images are just a handful of the dozens that DH took; enjoying the world through the prism of a lens. Thank you Frank for capturing the memories.

1 comment:

Fabricfaire said...

Such a relaxing time!Photos are absolutly beautiful!