Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monterey Aquarium and Wharf








It's a gorgeous day here in CA--cool breeze, warm sun, and bright.  Hubby and I got up and checked out of our beautiful B&B, then we went down to the aquarium, where we waited in line with dozens and dozens of little kids for a glimpse of the sea creatures.  I got some great pictures--I think.  The aquarium is really marvelous, especially if you have little children.  Lots of hands on activities. 

We then went out and ate (for the second time) at Bubba Gump shrimp.  :-)  We like shrimp, obviously, and the chain was new to us.  Afterward, a little looking around, then we went down to Fisherman's wharf, where you could hear the seals and sea lions barking from the parking lot.  

The parking lot attendant tells me the creatures aren't there all year round, but when they're in residence, boy, can you hear them!  They sound amplified!  They argue with each other for a spot on this floating dock someone has constructed . . . and I don't think it's been constructed for the seals.  Anyway, they have taken it over, and several linger in the water, hoping for a perch and a spot where they can lounge in the sun.  Some of these guys are HUGE--they remind me of my dogs.  :-) 

Anyway, enjoy the pictures.  For tonight, I followed Captain Kirk's suggestion and "named my price" on priceline.com and got a luxury resort for half price.  Don't you love it when a plan comes together?  This hotel room is one of the "refreshed" ones--flat screen TV (have you heard about all those old hotel armoires going up for sale cheap?) and farmhouse sink in the bathroom.  Very chic.  Very modern.  I love the "office area," except the hidden outlets, once I found them, didn't work.  :-/  I had to settle for outlets in the wall.  :-) 
 
~~Angie 

P.S. For Kay: 
I don't write when I'm traveling (too scattered), so I HAVE to stay home for a while to get a book done.  But yes, I'll soon be heading to CO.  

8 comments:

Patti G. said...

Love The Wharf - you can eat yourself silly just walking down to the end. Yes, those crazy sea lions are so funny. Last time we were there couple years ago, there were several platforms for them and NOISY!! How can anything that big slip & slide around so gracefully ?!?! Also tell me you did go to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. I thought I'd died and gone to chocolate heaven. Surely they had some chocolate buggle gum - you think?

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow! I would love to tag along and see all those sights! Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures and write it all down!!

Where will you be for Easter?

Angela said...

For Easter, we will be HOME! :-)

Angie

Kathy said...

Awesome! I'm so jealous : )

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Have a blessed Easter.
--Myra Johnson

Anonymous said...

Your photos are awesome! Have you ever thought of a coffee table book combining your photos and your writings? Bet it would be fabulous! In the meantime, today we sorrow, but in a short while we celebrate that He is Risen! Happy Easter to all. Clyde

Lisa said...

I agree! Your pictures are great! I've never been to California before, but it sounds beatiful. Anything would be better than this cold, snowy day (the 2nd day of spring??) in Indiana.
Have a wonderful Easter!

kalea_kane said...

Ooooh, I just love it in Monterey! My husband and I went there for a visit when we were on our honeymoon over in Carmel. What fun we had! Love the pics!

Kelly